April 14, 2024 2:11 pm
Witness a SpaceX rocket photobombing the moon in an incredible award-winning photograph

Pascal Fouquet, a talented photographer from Orlando, Florida, recently captured a breathtaking photograph of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket passing in front of the moon during the USSF-52 mission launch. His unique location choice, an open field behind a hospice center 13.8 miles away from the launch pad, allowed him to capture the perfect shot with his Nikon D850 camera.

Fouquet only had less than 48 hours to prepare for this rare opportunity and chose to focus on capturing the details of the moon rather than the rocket. His shutter speed was set to 1/1600 of a second, just enough to capture the split second moment Falcon Heavy passed in front of the moon. This was the seventh launch for the Space Force’s secretive X-37B space plane, which remains in orbit at the time of this publication after its last mission lasted 908 days.

The photograph showcases Fouquet’s skill and dedication to capturing such a rare and unique moment. His work has been recognized and awarded at a national level as part of the Sony World Photography Awards 2024, which is a partnership between Sony and the World Photography Organization that receives hundreds of thousands of photo submissions from around the world.

Fouquet’s photograph not only showcases his talent as a photographer but also highlights the importance of dedication and skill when it comes to capturing such rare moments. The partnership between Sony and the World Photography Organization provides photographers like Fouquet with a platform to showcase their work and receive recognition for their skills.

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