Join Donate

Emily LakdawallaJuly 5, 2012

Birth of a New Moon

It's such a wonderful thing that astronauts like Don Pettit can tweet photos like these from space.

Birth of a New Moon

NASA / Don Pettit

Birth of a New Moon
Photo by astronaut Don Pettit on Space Station Expedition 31, shortly before his return to Earth, taken on June 30, 2012.

Read more: pretty pictures, human spaceflight, Earth, International Space Station

You are here:
Headshot of Emily Lakdawalla (2017, alternate)
Emily Lakdawalla

Senior Editor and Planetary Evangelist for The Planetary Society
Read more articles by Emily Lakdawalla

Comments & Sharing
LightSail
Let's Change the World

Become a member of The Planetary Society and together we will create the future of space exploration.

Join Today

meteor over landscape
The Threat is Real

Working together to fund our Shoemaker NEO Grants for astronomers, you can literally help save the world.

Donate

"We're changing the world. Are you in?"
- CEO Bill Nye

I'm In!