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Prop Plane Shoots for the Moon in Spectacular Photo

Moon and Propeller Plane Over France
A propeller plane soars toward the moon over Reims, France in this image taken by VegaStar Carpentier on June 30, 2013. Carpentier used a Canon EOS 1000D to capture the photo. (Image credit: © <a href="https://www.facebook.com/VegastarCarpentierPHOTOGRAPHY">VegaStarCarpentier P H O T O G R A P H Y </a>)

A propeller plane appears to have set an ambitious course for the moon in this stunning image.

Avid night sky photographer VegaStar Carpentier snapped the photo from Reims, Champagne Ardenne, France on June 30, using a Canon EOS 1000D.

A week before this photo was taken, skywatchers had enjoyed a full moon that occurred when the celestial body was at its closest point to Earth in its slightly elliptical orbit. This resulted in a so-called "supermoon," which appeared roughly 12 percent larger than normal full moons.

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Nina Sen is a freelance writer and producer who covered night sky photography and astronomy for Space.com. She began writing and producing content for Space.com in 2011 with a focus on story and image production, as well as amazing space photos captured by NASA telescopes and other missions. Her work also includes coverage of amazing images by astrophotographers that showcase the night sky's beauty.