Gallery: The Fantastic Full Moon

The Moon from Space

full moon from iss

(Image credit: Leroy Chiao | ISS | NASA)

A full moon is visible in this view above Earth's horizon and airglow, photographed by Expedition 10 Commander Leroy Chiao on the International Space Station.

Lunar Tie Dye

LRO moon photo

(Image credit: NASA)

This psychedelic image shows the moon's topography from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter instruments, with the highest elevations in red and the lowest areas in blue. The photo captured the side of the moon that always faces toward our planet. The LRO is NASA's youngest moon probe, with the mission beginning in June 2009.

Remy Melina was a staff writer for Live Science from 2010 to 2012. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Hofstra University where she graduated with honors.