Crumpled Moon


This time it’s no paper moon—the actual moon appears to crumple at one end due to distortions caused by Earth’s atmosphere, as seen in a picture taken May 29 by Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi. (Take a moon mysteries and myths quiz.)

From his vantage point aboard the International Space Station, Noguchi captured the moon as it rose over Earth’s dark horizon, later dedicating the shot to all “moon lovers” via his Twitter feed.

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