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Lunar South Pole Earthset Viewed by Kaguya

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Lunar South Pole Earthset Viewed by Kaguya
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.

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Original image data dated on or about November 7, 2008

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