The moon is always there, whether you can see it or not – it might be hiding somewhere beneath the horizon. A mere 356,400km from Earth at its closest point (did you know that distance changes?), the moon's pull is what creates the ocean's tides and marks our seasons.
Completing a circumnavigation of our planet every 29.5 days, it's a constant in life and, with the right camera set-up, a wonderful backdrop for action photography. We picked a few of our favoutire ever images featuring the moon for you to enjoy below.
The moto and the moon
As that really the moon, or trick of the stadium lights? Only Red Bull X-Fighter Clinton Moore and photographer Joerg Mitter know.
Climbing by the light
Trials ace Diego Ordonez grabs some night time air in Guatemala in front of a giant moon.
Diving into the night
A great time in Greenland
Petr Kraus stops to find some inspiration in Greenland. We can see where he's getting it from.
More action in front of the sacred Temple of Poisedon, and why not when it looks this good.
Here comes the night
The West coast of Canada is a damp, foggy place, as this spectacular mountain shot shows you.
Excuse me while I touch the sky
Sometimes you've got to have a little fun – just like these paragliders in Namibia.
Actually, these just look like the moon...
Rad shot, right? Too bad it's not the moon – it's a lunar eclipse that Danny MacAskill’s sends it in front of on his mountain bike.
Yeah, not the moon either
OK, this also isn't the moon. Champion glider pilot Luca Bertossio flies in front of a solar eclipse. Nice to have a window seat!