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Earth glows with a ghostly blue fire, as a sliver of moon rises above the horizon, in this amazing photo taken from the International Space Station. Seldom has the Earth looked so magical and... unearthly. Check out another pic below.
Even after seeing that photo I still think the moon is relatively huge, it's the largest moon in the solar system in relation to the planet it orbits. Ganymede and Titan are even larger but if you photographed them in a similar perspective to their planet, they would look even smaller because Jupiter and Saturn are so huge:
Originally posted by Oozii
And I just realized how small the moon is.
I wouldn't rule out lens flare, but it could also be an out of focus speck of something near the camera.
Originally posted by saphic
It's a lens flair.
At least that's what i think anyway.
Because modern high quality lenses usually have multiple elements, it's not unusual at all to get multiple reflections from the multiple elements in the lens. The cheap lens in my cell phone cam only seems to have one element but I'm sure NASA is using a better lens than that!
Originally posted by pryingopen3rdeye
it almost looks like there is a second lens flare just barely above the first lens flare.