Astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy, known for his magical astrophotography shots, has captured the planet Mars rising behind the Moon.
Astrophotography is a true art. And there are many, many good astrophotographers. I’m a big fan of Andrew McCarthy, who introduced the magic of astrophotography to millions of people around the world. His work arouses many emotions in people who know how to appreciate the work, the talent and, above all, the breathtaking view of our skies. After all, our universe is full of magic. In the past, Andrew has taken surreal photos of space. Among my favorite personal images are his shots of the Sun, the Moon and the ISS passing just above the Moon. On November 30, 2022, Andrew McCarthy posted a jaw-dropping snapshot of Mars on Twitter. But he has plenty of other stunning shots of the sky, which you can check out on his Instagram, his Twitter account or his website .
Mars rising behind the Moon
I got it! Mars reappearing after being temporarily hidden by the moon. I got a ton of footage, I’m going to clean it up and share images soon! pic.twitter.com/xdXVZLWUzN
— Andrew McCarthy (@AJamesMcCarthy) December 8, 2022
In his latest astrophotography adventure, Andrew took a great shot of Earth’s natural satellite, but with an added surprise. The astrophotographer also managed to capture the moment when Mars, the red planet, appears just behind our Moon, making an already perfect photograph even more beautiful. McCarthy took the shot on Dec. 7, and to get it he had to pray to the gods of astrophotography. As he reveals on his Twitter account, several clouds interrupted his attempt to photograph the Moon and Mars. Nevertheless, and like all true astrophotographers, he did not give up and waited patiently. His patience paid off as he finally captured one of the most striking photographs of the Red Planet and Earth’s satellite, Mars, rising behind the Moon. Kudos to you, Mcarthy, and we look forward to seeing more of your talented work. See a high-quality photograph of Mars rising behind the Moonby clicking here .