The moon passed between Nasa's Deep Space Climate Observatory and the Earth, allowing the satellite to capture this rare image of the moon's far side in full sunlight. We normally don't see this side of the moon. As the moon is tidally locked to the earth and doesn't rotate, we only ever see the one face from the earth. Awesome shot!
The Moon has made a habit out of photobombing NASA. Last week, while a NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite was trying to observe the atmosphere, the Moon swung in between Earth and DSCOVR for a brief but remarkable shot.
The Deep Space Climate Observatory is pictured inside the Astrotech satellite processing facility in Titusville, Florida. One half of the Falcon 9 rocket's payload fairing is seen behind the spacecraft. Credit: NOAA