Captured by space photographer Andrew McCarthy. At the time, the astronauts of the Standard Space Station were preparing for extramural activity (EVA).
“This is because, despite being in a configuration that requires them to face the ground (also toward the sun), half of the panels are visible from the edge. Why is this happening?”And the McCarthy reflected in his version of L. Twitter.
In a later message, he mentioned that the weirdness was because the astronauts were preparing for the EVA: “Nothing to worry about! And I have a great, rare photo. On my favorite crater (Copernicus), nothing less than that.”.
Photos were uploaded by McCarthy to Twitter this past Sunday, Feb.28. He took them with his own telescope.