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Crescent Moon Over NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

The sky shifts from a deep blue to burnt orange (top to bottom). The crescent moon is at the top of the image, with Jupiter to its right and Venus below it. The silhouette of the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center stands out against the orange sky.
NASA / Joel Kowsky

The crescent moon, along with Jupiter (top right of Moon) and Venus (below Moon) appeared over the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida Feb. 22, 2023, as preparations continued for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 mission. NASA astronauts Stephen Bowen and Warren “Woody” Hoburg, UAE (United Arab Emirates) astronaut Sultan Alneyadi, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev launched to the International Space Station March 2, 2023.

The NASA Headquarters photographers chose this photo as one of the best images from 2023. See the rest on Flickr.

Image Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky