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Earthrise from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

Earthrise from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

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Earthrise from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
On February 1, 2014, as Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter approached the north pole, it rotated to catch a view of Earth rising above 180-kilometer Rozhdestvenskiy crater. Twelve such Earthrises happen each day for the spacecraft, which is in a polar orbit around the Moon.

More information about this photo (M1145896768C) from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera website >

See also this blog entry >

Here is an animation, 149 frames in total, of the data from which the color composite was made.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.

Original image data dated on or about February 1, 2014

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