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A gibbous moon is visible above Earth's atmosphere, photographed by a STS-128 crew member on the Space Shuttle Discovery on Aug. 30. A gibbous moon is one of the phases, between a first quarter moon and a full moon. The illuminated portion of the moon is greater than half, but not yet full.

PHOTO: NASA/Reuters

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