When danish ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen goes to the ISS in August 2023, he will be performing science experiments for a number of groups. We are one of the groups and have suggested that images of the New Moon be obtained in order to evaluate how much scattered light is avoided when imaging the Moon from above the atmosphere.

Comparing to images taken at the same time through the atmosphere will constitute the Earth-leg of this experiment, conducted by astronomers and interested people with a camera. Communication about this possibility will be conducted through the dmi.dk site and on social media platforms.

Public images posted along with the hashtags #newmoonsnap and #huginn will be collected and evaluated. With ESA it is hoped to make the experiment international.