With the right camera set up and a bit of luck, that photo you planned can sometimes turn out way better than you expected.

Turns out SpaceX isn t only pretty clever at getting rockets back to Earth in one piece.

The team can snap a mean photo, too.

This latest image, showing its Falcon 9 rocket moments before it landed on a floating barge to complete SpaceX s recent successful return-to-flight mission, is a real cracker, with the gorgeous natural lighting helping to create a striking and somewhat ethereal image.

The team always capture images and video of its rocket landings, and don t mind posting them online even when things don t go according to plan.

But this latest shot, grabbed as the rocket passed fortuitously between the sun and the camera lens, is easily its best yet.

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