SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket photobombs the moon in incredible award-winning shot

This amazing photo of a Falcon Heavy rocket transiting the moon won the Sony World Photography Awards 2024.

SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket photobombs the moon in incredible award-winning shot

A rocket transiting the moon is a pretty rare sight. Capturing a good photo of that kind of transit takes some serious skill. 

That skill is worthy of some major praise. Pascal Fouquet, a photographer from Orlando, Florida, captured such a shot, and was chosen as the United States' National Award first place winner for the Sony World Photography Awards 2024. The awards program comes out of a partnership between Sony and the World Photography Organization, and receives hundreds of thousands of photo submission from across the globe. 

Fouquet captured his Falcon Heavy photo just before the new year, when SpaceX launched the United States Space Force X-37B spaceplane on the USSF-52 mission. The uncrewed X-37B spacecraft lifted off atop Falcon Heavy from NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida on Dec. 28, at 8:07 p.m. EST (0107 GMT on Dec. 29).