Emily LakdawallaApr 11, 2008

Beautiful new Earthrise and Earthset movies from Kaguya

JAXA and NHK have just released a new pair of videos from the high-definition television camera aboard Kaguya, of an Earthrise and Earthset with a near-full Earth. I grabbed individual frames from the movies to make the animations below, but you can visit the JAXA website to see smooth Flash versions of both movies.

Earthrise from Kaguya

JAXA / NHK

Earthrise from Kaguya
Kaguya captured these movies of a full Earth rising (above) and setting (below) behind the lunar limb with its high-definition camera on April 5, 2008. Flash versions of the movies may be viewed here and here.

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