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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Earthrise from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

Filed under pics of Earth by planetary missions, pretty pictures, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, Earth, the Moon, many worlds

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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.

NASA / GSFC / ASU

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.

LROC WAC Earthrise raw data

NASA / GSFC / ASU

LROC WAC Earthrise raw data
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This image is in the public domain. Original image data dated on or about February 1, 2014

 

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