Could this be one of the most detailed moon photos ever created?
Lunar photographer Andrew McCarthy, who took the image, certainly seems to think so.
McCarthy uses compositions of thousands of individual photos to showcase the lunar surface in extreme detail.
Each photo is from a different phase of the lunar cycle, which allows for every inch of the moon’s surface to be visible.
In the image, you can see the pitted and mottled surface of half of the moon, with the tiny dot of the International Space Station (ISS) flying past in the darkness of space.
McCarthy, from California, said: ‘This is one of my highest quality images produced in terms of clarity, so I am quite proud of it.
‘Right down the street from my house, on the sidewalk.
‘This was captured shortly after my shot of the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction.
‘The conditions were particularly good that night, so after shooting the planets I turned my telescope towards the moon to create this composite, made from thousands of individual images.’