Planet Earth has many moons.
Its largest artifical moon, the
International Space Station, streaks
through this lovely skyview with clouds in silhouette
against the fading light of
Captured from Stuttgart, Germany last Sunday,
the frame also includes Earth's
largest natural satellite 1.5 days after its New Moon phase.
Just below and left of the
young crescent is Jupiter, another
celestial beacon hovering near
the western horizon in early evening skies.
Only briefly, as
seen from the photographer's location,
Jupiter and these moons of Earth formed the remarkably close
Of course, Jupiter
has many moons too.
In fact, close inspection of the photo will reveal tiny pin pricks
of light near the bright planet,
large natural satellites of Jupiter known
as Galilean moons.