Earth’s most majestic features are definitely its towering mountains. Far away from the hustle, often we love to look around the world around us with wonder and awe. And for people those who love Mountains, or passionate to ramble in the natural elevation of earth’s surface, here is something that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has captured something very beautiful for you. The peaks seem to hide mystery and splendour around every corner, which has been unveiled by NASA recently. A breathtaking sight of Moon coming down to rest on Earth’s surface, was clearly not expected by the mountaineers, behind Mount Teide, a volcano in the Canary Islands off the northwest coast of Africa.
The people who are pictured in the video on NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) site are 16 kilometres away and many of them are facing the camera as they were busy watching the Sun rise behind the photographer. Yes, a full moon rises right when the Sun sets because it is always on the opposite side of the of the sky from a full moon. NASA further stated that the video was taken last week during the full Milk Moon. It is a short two-minute clip which is not time-lapse, and the speed you see is actually how the moon sets so fast.
Watch this spectacular video as the Moon rests down to Earth behind Teide Volcano!
The appearance of the Moon is quite tricky. Many times, it looks bigger to us when it is on the horizon; experts call this wonder as the ‘Moon Illusion’. Such happens for a number of reasons, including how far away it seems to us, also relying on its position in the sky and how we perceive it and what else we see through the same frame. “What is moving is mostly the Earth, whose spin causes the Moon to slowly disappear behind Mount Teide,” NASA explains. It’s simply fascinating as it rests to the Earth’s surface!