The theme this week is moonrises and moonsets from the ISS; this one’s from Expedition 30.  When light from the bottom of the moon passes through thicker atmosphere than light from the top of the moon, the former gets refracted more.  The light from the bottom of the moon therefore appears to come from higher up than it really did, making the moon look squished.  (Mission-roll-frame ISS030-E-46691ff.)

The theme this week is moonrises and moonsets from the ISS; this one’s from Expedition 30.  When light from the bottom of the moon passes through thicker atmosphere than light from the top of the moon, the former gets refracted more.  The light from the bottom of the moon therefore appears to come from higher up than it really did, making the moon look squished.  (Mission-roll-frame ISS030-E-46691ff.)