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Space Image of the Day Gallery (July 2018)

Lunar Eclipse Spotted From the Space Station

Alexander Gerst/ESA/Twitter

Monday, July 30, 2018: German astronaut Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency captured this photo of the total lunar eclipse of July 27, 2018 from the International Space Station. "Caught the Moon leaving Earth's core shadow, just before setting over the South Atlantic," he tweeted. "Last photo of the #LunarEclipse taken from #ISS." — Hanneke Weitering

Saturn Family Portrait

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Tuesday, July 31, 2018: Five of Saturn's 62 moons pose for a cosmic family portrait in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Bisected by the edge of the frame on the right is Rhea, Saturn's second-largest moon. Close to Rhea's left is the tiny moon Mimas, popularly known as the "Death Star" moon. The bright, geyser-covered moon Enceladus orbits above the thin F ring, which contains the small and heavily cratered moon Pandora. To the far left is another small moon named Janus. Cassini captured this image in 2011, and NASA released this colorized version of it on July 30. — Hanneke Weitering

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