If you have followed NASA over the years, then you already know that the space agency regularly shares breathtaking images of the Earth taken from International Space Station. And now, NASA has shared an image that was captured from ISS which shows the moon over frozen Hudson Bay.
The image, captured using a Nikon D5 digital camera by a member of the Expedition 61 crew, features the full moon. As you can see from the image, the lower portion of the image features Manitoba. While you might think the dark sky means that the image was taken at night, the image was in fact taken around 1 PM local time.
Along with the image, NASA revealed that the image’s contrast improved to remove certain data related to the lens’ artifacts. As for the camera itself, Johnson Space Center’s ISS Crew Earth Observations Facility and the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit provided the camera that was used to take the image.
As mentioned earlier, this isn’t the first time NASA has shared images taken from International Space Station. Researchers take images regularly to provide unique perspective on the Earth. According to NASA, the Hudson Bay is an important habitat used by polar bears as they migrate across the ice until the melting starts in summer.
In case you are interested in going through the image shared by NASA on a daily basis, you can do so by going to the official page. From there, you will find ‘Image of the Day’ with captions.