Picture: When NASA confused the moon with sun!

New Delhi: A new photo posted on the NASA’s Twitter official account has confused intrepid space fans when the US space agency claimed that both the sun and the Earth can be seen in the image.

Picture: When NASA confused the moon with sun!

A per a report from Mashable, the bright shining object in the photo is not the sun, but is, in fact, the moon.

The photo, which is now the cover picture of NASA’s official Twitter account, was taken by astronaut and current year-long Space Station resident Scott Kelly.

Earlier, NASA also confused another photo Kelly posted to Twitter earlier this summer. The space agency mislabeled the moon as the sun while the Space Station flew above the western United States.

Here’s what some Twitteratti reacted to the photo:

Posted by on September 9, 2015. Filed under Science. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.