The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Galileo view of an Earth-Moon conjunction
Filed under pics of Earth by planetary missions, pretty pictures, Galileo, amateur image processing, Earth, the Moon, many worlds, animation
As Galileo receded from its ssecond flyby of Earth on December 16 and 17, 1992, it captured this sequence of Earth rotating as the Moon zipped by on its orbit. There are 56 frames in total, each separated by 15 minutes, spanning about 14 hours.
NASA / JPL / Doug Ellison
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Original image data dated on or about December 17, 1992
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