Moon and Machine: US Air Force C-17 Jet Creates Lunar Scene Over Japan (Photo)

Globemaster Soars Over Japan in Landmark Flight (Photo)
A C-17 Globemaster III from the 3rd Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson takes off March 22, 2014, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Osakabe Yasuo took this photo on March 22, 2014 from Yokota Air Base, Japan. (Image credit: U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

A C-17 Globemaster III aircraft from the 3rd Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, soars with the moon glowing faintly overhead in this landmark daytime flight in Japan.

Photographer Osakabe Yasuo captured the stunning moon-and-machine snapshot on March 22 from Yokota Air Base, Japan. The flight marked the first C-17 landing at Sendai airport since the region's devastating March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami

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