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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Earth and the Moon from Galileo

Filed under pics of Earth by planetary missions, pretty pictures, Galileo, amateur image processing, Earth, the Moon, many worlds

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Earth and the Moon from Galileo Earth and the Moon seen on December 8, 1992, by the Galileo spacecraft. The images have been processed to produce color similar to what the human eye would see; the Moon really is that much darker and redder than Earth.

NASA / JPL / UA / color composite by Gordan Ugarkovic

 Near Earth's limb is Australia, with a storm over its east coast. Just off the northwest coast of Australia is a brilliant sparkle where the Sun is glinting off of smooth ocean water. The image is just one in a 54-image animation.

Original image data dated on or about December 8, 1992.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Gordan Ugarkovic


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