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Moonrise over Earth's limb from Rosetta
Filed under pics of Earth by planetary missions, Rosetta and Philae, pretty pictures, amateur image processing, Earth, the Moon, many worlds
As Rosetta flew past Earth for the first of two gravity-assist flybys on March 3, 2005, one of its Navigation Cameras caught the Moon rising above the Pacific. The photo was taken at 22:06 UTC, just three minutes before its closest approach.
ESA / Emily Lakdawalla
The photo has been "debanded" and rotated 90 degrees from its original orientation.
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Original image data dated on or about March 4, 2005
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