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Hayabusa2 image of Earth and the Moon, November 26, 2015

Hayabusa2 image of Earth and the Moon, November 26, 2015

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JAXA / Emily Lakdawalla

Hayabusa2 image of Earth and the Moon, November 26, 2015
Hayabusa2 used its optical navigation telephoto camera (ONC-T) to capture this view of Earth and the Moon together on November 26, 2015 at 03:46 UT, or 12:46 Japan time. The image is made of three distinct images captured through red, green, and blue filters, and has been processed to align the different-filter images with each other. North is to the left; Asia and Australia are visible on the lit face of Earth. Hayabusa2 was on the way in to its December 3, 2015 flyby of Earth.

The original image was enlarged by a factor of 3 and channels separated to allow better alignment of the individual-color frames. The original image is available at JAXA's website, here.

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: Emily Lakdawalla

Original image data dated on or about November 26, 2015

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