Spectacular Silhouette: Skywatcher Sees Plane Crossing Small Full Moon Space Wallpaper

Plane Crosses Full Moon

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In this space wallpaper, an airplane appears unusually large against the smallest full moon of the year.

This full moon's rather puny October appearance is 12.3 percent smaller than when it came into view in its most super-sized form back in March of this year. The moon seems to change size to us because it has an elliptical orbit. The moon in this photo appears small because it is at apogee, the point where an object is at the greatest distance from the center of the Earth.

Credit: Tamas Ladanyi/The World At Night(TWAN)

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