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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Lunar South Pole Earthset Viewed by Kaguya

Filed under pics of Earth by planetary missions, pretty pictures, Earth, the Moon, global views, many worlds, Japanese lunar missions, animation

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As it passes below the south pole of the moon in November 2007, JAXA’s Kaguya spies the Earth in the distance. This video is usually presented with the Earth above the moon’s horizon, but has been inverted here to show north as up.

JAXA / NHK

Original image data dated on or about November 7, 2008.

JAXA images may be reused for educational or informational purposes, with restrictions. Visit JAXA's website for more information on their image use policy.

 

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