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Moonrise over Earth's limb from Rosetta

Moonrise over Earth's limb from Rosetta

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ESA / Emily Lakdawalla

Moonrise over Earth's limb from Rosetta
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.

The photo has been "debanded" and rotated 90 degrees from its original orientation.

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 March 4, 2005

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