By Mike Jones
Incredible photos capture a space station as it travels past the moon while orbiting Earth.
The photo perfectly captures the moment the International Space Station – which travels at a speed of 17,000mph – travels past the moon, and photographer Jeff Cremer, 39, only had 0.61 seconds to photograph it due to the speed of the ISS.
Jeff, from Lima, Peru, said: “I’ve always loved anything to do with space and astronomy, and I always wished for a telescope for Christmas when I was younger.
“Now that I finally have a telescope I’ve been trying to capture the ISS orbiting the sun and the moon, so I’m really pleased that I’ve managed to achieve this.
“I was visiting my parent’s house in Pueblo, Colorado, and heard that the station was going to pass by, so I drove to a precise location in South East Colorado in order to capture it.
“The light blue colours that the photo picked up are actually something called Earthshine, which is caused by sunlight reflecting the blue colour of the Earth back in to space where it landed on the space station.
“After I took the shot I looked up and saw the ISS still moving across the sky – it was extremely bright, probably the brightest thing that I have ever seen flying across the sky.”