The International Space Station looks like the Starship Enterprise cruising past the moon in this photo


posted Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 4:19 PM EST


Check out the below image of the International Space Station (ISS) going past the moon. Look a bit familiar? As Star Trek's George Takei pointed out on his popular Facebook account, the ISS resembles the (fictional) USS Enterprise in this shot.

"My goodness, from this angle it looks like a certain starship I once flew," Takei, or whoever's actually handling his Facebook posts, wrote.

The photo, which you can see at a fuller size at the bottom of this post, was captured by astrophotographer Maximilian Teodorescu of Romania and first appeared on


Teodorescu captured the shot in broad daylight on Saturday using a Canon EOS 550D (Rebel T2i). In March, we posted another dramatic lunar transit shot of the ISS, but in that image, the space station looked more like a tiny satellite dwarfed against the moon than a massive Federation starship.

In the words of George Takei: "Oh my!"