Moon party!

Watch: Rare alignment of Mars' and Jupiter's moons captured from orbit

Right place, right time.

Black and white shot of Deimos, Mars' lopsided-shaped moon, with glowing Jupiter in the background

Spacecraft image credit: ESA/ATG medialab; Mars: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

From orbit, the European Space Agency’s Mars Express spacecraft keeps a watchful eye on the Red Planet and its two moons.

But that’s not all the orbiter can see.

Even though 463 million miles separate it from Jupiter, Mars Express occasionally gets a glimpse of the bright gas giant and its many moons.