Photographer Francisco Sojuel took the stunning photo from the base camp of volcano Acatenango, Guatemala, before sunrise on Dec. 24, 2019, after a six-hour hike.
In the picture, clouds are formed around the moon which makes it look like the sixth planet from the sun, Saturn.
The sun directly illuminates the moon, which is in a slight crescent phase from the bottom. The image is also enhanced with stars shining above the mountains and lights from the small Guatemalan towns that are visible behind the huge volcano Pacaya below.
Sharing the picture on his Facebook page, Sojuel, who resides in Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala, wrote: “The night the moon dressed like Saturn.
“From afar you may wonder, ‘Is that an asteroid ring around the moon?’ Well, the disguise of this waning moon is actually a thin cirrostratus cloud.”
Sojuel, who is known for his incredible landscape, adventure photography, and astrophotography, said this is one of “the most beautiful moments,” that he has managed to capture on his camera.
“It also makes you wake up your imagination because it seems like another planet and makes you question how the moon and that thin cloud managed to align itself,” he said. “It is a unique moment that the universe gave me and I am very happy because all the viewers liked the image.”
The beautiful image has garnered over 2,700 reactions and 4,000 shares on Facebook.
Epoch Times Staff contributed to this report.