NASA Astronaut Realizes She Photographed an Airplane Way Below Her

"It made my laugh out loud."
Eye in the Sky

The International Space Station (ISS), can take photos of Earth that offer stunning views of the planet. They are not often able to capture human activity due to the distance.

Megan McArthur, a NASA astronaut, was able to capture an amazing picture over Alberta, Canada. The picture appears to be an aerial view of the Canadian countryside at first glance. However, if you look closely you will see an airplane flying across this image.

Check out these photos:

It was funny, I don't know why, but I noticed an airplane flying overhead while I was taking photos in Alberta, Canada. It was interesting to see other people moving around Planet Earth. Friends, where are you going? Megan McArthur (@Astro_Megan) October 9, 2021



Fly to Florida

McArthur stated on Twitter that McArthur took the photo at 19:48 GMT above Pakowki Lake. Some very smart users were able identify the plane based on this information: it was an Atlas Air cargo flight from Anchorage, Alaska, to Miami, Florida.

McArthur flew to the ISS in the NASA SpaceX Crew-2 mission. It was a wonderful and unexpected moment. She has amazing photos from the mission on Twitter, but only one of them has a cargo plane.

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