Posted without comment: the waning third quarter Moon over Afghanistan, as seen by astronaut Ron Garan on board the International Space Station:
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You can follow Ron on Twitter and see these amazing pictures as he posts them.
Image credit: NASA. Technically, I saw this on Nancy_A's Twitter stream before I saw it on Ron's, so tip o' the spacesuit visor to her.
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