New Moon from a new moon

New Moon from a new moon

New Moon from a new moon

Bad Astronomy
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Sept. 9 2012 7:00 AM

New Moon from a new moon

When I get too frustrated with things, when I'm annoyed at people, when the dickishness of the commentariat gets too overwhelming, I'll just click the bookmark I made that goes to this picture:

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Sigh. Much better.

The International Space Station was 400 kilometers (240 miles) above the US northwest coast on August 21, 2012 at 05:42 GMT (9:42 p.m. August 20 local time) when an astronaut faced west, looked over the Pacific ocean, and took this picture of the new Moon just after sunset.

Nice.

Image credit: NASA. Tip o' the spacesuit visor to Fragile Oasis on G+.