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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Earthset from Kaguya

Filed under pics of Earth by planetary missions, pretty pictures, Earth, the Moon, many worlds, Japanese lunar missions

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Earthset from Kaguya In this still shot from the HDTV camera aboard the Kaguya spacecraft, the Earth appears to set below the lunar horizon as the spacecraft moves around the moon in its polar orbit. This view comes from an altitude of about 100 km in January 2008.


Original image data dated on or about January 28, 2008.

JAXA images may be reused for educational or informational purposes, with restrictions. Visit JAXA's website for more information on their image use policy.


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