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Earth and the Moon from Galileo

Earth and the Moon from Galileo

NASA / JPL / UA / color composite by Gordan Ugarkovic

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.

 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.

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

Original image data dated on or about December 8, 1992

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