ESA Astronaut Lunar Eclipse Blood Moon International Space Station
Photo credit: Samantha Cristoforetti
ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti probably had the best view of Sunday’s total lunar eclipse, also known as a ‘Blood Moon’ this year, or at least compared to those of us on Earth. These stunning images were captured from the International Space Station and some of them show a partially eclipsed Moon playing hide-and-seek with a solar panel, obscuring some of the views.

ESA Astronaut Lunar Eclipse Blood Moon International Space Station
Samantha Cristoforetti recently returned to the International Space Station for her second mission, Minerva, on April 27, 2022 after Expedition 42, which ended on March 11, 2015. This time, she was launched in a new SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule called Freedom alongside her Crew-4 crew mates, NASA astronauts Bob “Farmer” Hines, Kjell Lindgren and Jessica Watkins. She is currently serving as USOS Lead, responsible for all activities within the US Orbital Segment for the duration of her mission. It’s only a matter of time until we see robot dogs aboard the ISS, like the Xiaomi CyberDog.

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ESA Astronaut Lunar Eclipse Blood Moon International Space Station

Happy Monday from space! Were you lucky enough to be able to see the lunar eclipse last night? We were!,” said Cristoforetti.

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