Flying to the Moon 1

A plane just before crossing the young MoonA unique moment, captured by Tamas Ladanyi.

Very far in the distance, to the left of the plane, is the young Moon. The contrail would normally appear white, but has a bright red hue, because of the large volume of air toward the setting Sun.

Captured two weeks ago, the featured image was framed by an eerie maroon sky, too far from day to be blue, too far from night to be black. Within minutes the impromptu sky show ended. The plane crossed the Moon. The contrail dispersed. The Sun set. The Moon set. The sky faded to black, only to reveal thousands of stars that had been too faint to see through the rustic red din.

Image credit Tamas Ladanyi (TWAN

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