April 30, 2016

Earth and the far side of the Moon

Earth and the far side of the Moon

This image shows the far side of the Moon, illuminated by the Sun, as it crosses between the DSCOVR spacecraft's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) camera and telescope, and the Earth - one million miles away.

Image Credit: NASA/NOAA

6 comments:

  1. Stunning picture. The ocean tides and sea waves both signifies the importance of our natural satellite (The Moon).

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  2. Maybe this photo will help people understand there is no dark side of the moon.

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  3. There is always a dark side of the moon as well as the earth and everything orbiting a sun.

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  4. There may not be a 'Dark Side' of the Moon, yet there Is an 'Unknown Side'.
    The 'Unknown' can never be understood...

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  5. Very unique photograph of the Earth and the moon. We have seen the the Earth, photographed by geostationary satellites and by the Apollo astronauts. But this picture offers a different perspective of Earth-eclipse, making the usually invisible side of the moon visible. It displays a vivid contrast in the geological make-up of the Earth and the Moon. While Mother Earth looks wonderful with all her glory as a living planet, the moon is devoid of any activity. Perhaps, the picture is prompting all humans to care for Mother Earth, lest she too will lose all her splendor in few hundred years.

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