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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Shifting seasons viewed from DSCOVR

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Shifting seasons viewed from DSCOVR Six images taken approximately a month apart since DSCOVR's arrival at the Sun-Earth L1 point show how Earth's axial tilt affects the view from the Sun. The images were taken on July 23; August 24; September 23; October 22; November 23; and December 16, 2015. In July, the Sun doesn't "see" Antarctica; by December, the summer Sun shines on most of the continent continuously.

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Original image data dated on or about December 16, 2015.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.

 

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