My Modern MetMy Modern Met Logo

Sinking Supermoon Illusion

Astronaut André Kuipers took this incredible shot of May 5th's Supermoon from the International Space Station. The moon appears to be squashed or sinking (depending on your own interpretation). According to Discovery, "The Earth’s atmosphere bends light from the Moon, acting like a lens, pushing the bottom part of the Moon up into the top." Interesting.

Image credit: ESA/NASA
via [Flickr]

Email me when people comment –

You need to be a member of My Modern Met to add comments!

Join My Modern Met

Subscribe to our mailing list