Photo captures moment Air New Zealand plane passes in front of the moon

Photo captures moment Air New Zealand plane passes in front of the moon
Photo credit: Tim Gorman/ZK Aviation

Aviation photographer Tim Gorman says he's 'over the moon' with his chance photo of an Air New Zealand aircraft flying in front of the moon on its approach to Wellington.

Gorman, who is located in Manukau near Levin, said the photo was unplanned.

"It it was pure luck as I was just getting the moon at twilight and just happen to by chance have the camera on the moon and clicking away as the aircraft went past," he told Newshub.

"It's a very hard shot to ever get and is just something you get at the right place at the right time."

Gorman posted the photo on his aviation photography Facebook page last night.

"I was extremely pleased as its a shot that everyone wants to get and it just has to have everything fit into place to get it."

The flight captured was NZ5823 an ATR 72 aircraft flying from Hamilton to Wellington and was at a height of around 18,000 feet when the photo was taken.

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