The detail in this photo of the Moon seems to have been taken directly from its orbit - literally every crater, every spot on the surface of our natural satellite is visible. But in fact, the photo was taken from a distance of 384,400 km from astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy's home in Sacramento, California.
To be more precise, not just one image, but as many as 50,000 images. Andrew, who has been passionate about space photography since childhood, spent months creating the final product. Each star, each crater on Lena required a separate focus and a separate photo.
Then, with the help of special software and handwork, all the images were put together into the final puzzle, revealing a beautiful image of the Earth's satellite.