In August this year, we were treated to two magnificent supermoons. The one on August 30 was also the so-called Blue Moon, so we had quite an incredible sight to gaze at. Astrophotographer Miguel Claro (previously) took his camera and captured the Super Blue Moon as it was rising above a castle. He turned it into a timelapse, and it will take your breath away!
The Moon’s South Pole isn’t something we see in photos, as it’s really difficult to capture. However, two cameras in space have teamed up to create an incredibly detailed picture of our satellite’s South Pole. Working together, the two cameras captured images of an area called the Shackleton Crater, which were then turned into a magnificent mosaic.
India’s Chandrayaan-3 lunar lander has successfully entered lunar orbit. And, of course, remarkable moments like this have to be eternalized with some photos. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) shared the first images on Sunday, showing that the spacecraft has reached its lunar destination and gearing up for an anticipated moon landing on August 23.
If you plan to take photos with the sun or moon in a specific position, you know how much planning it requires before you even start shooting. MIOPS wants to make it as easy as possible with their new and improved version of the Sun Moon Expert app.
The team has expanded the app’s capabilities to give you as precise and accurate Sun and Moon-related data as possible. So, let’s dive in and see what new features you can expect.
The most detailed images to date have been captured of one of Mars’ moons. The space probe was part of a mission sent by the United Arab Emirates Space Agency. The images show incredibly detailed and clear views of Deimos, the smallest and farthermost of Mars’ two moons.
The Amal spacecraft, nicknamed “Hope” in English, was sent to within 62 miles of the moon as part of the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM).
On December 24, 1968, three Apollo 8 astronauts became the first humans to orbit the Moon. Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders were onboard the spacecraft when Anders took the iconic Earthrise photo.
In a recent interview with NASA’s Chief Scientist and Senior Climate Advisor Dr. Katherine Calvin, Anders looks back on the historic event. He talks about how he took the legendary image 55 years ago, sharing some fun but also tense moments that happened behind the scenes.
A Reddit user recently exposed Samsung for creating “fake moon photos” using AI instead of actual photography. It caused a lot of stir among netizens, and Samsung has decided to respond to the accusations. Well, sort of. The company published a blog post that pretty much says the same as the one published last year in Korean, and it confirms: yes, Samsung does use AI to recreate your Moon shots from blurry blobs.
Samsung recently got into the center of attention for all the wrong reasons. As it turns out, Samsung’s “space zoom” isn’t exactly a zoom feature. Instead, the Moon photos you can take with it are actually AI-enhanced photos of a blurry blob you could take with almost any phone. So, Samsung has been accused of faking the images and false advertising. Again.
A few days ago, NASA’s Orion spacecraft successfully splashed down in the Pacific Ocean. This means that, after 25 days, the first mission of the Artemis I program came to an end.
Over the course of nearly a month, Orion treated us with some spectacular and detailed shots of the Moon’s surface. And in a recent video shared by ESA (European Space Agency), you can see the recap of the 25-day trip in only 60 seconds.