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Earth, Moon, and Venus from Akatsuki

Earth, Moon, and Venus from Akatsuki

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Earth, Moon, and Venus from Akatsuki
On 21 Oct 2016, Akatsuki looked at Venus through an infrared filter, seeing the clouds on the night side where they block the emission of heat from the lower parts of the atmosphere. Meanwhile, Earth and the Moon appear as a tiny pair of dots in the background.

If you're having a hard time finding Earth and the Moon, don't feel bad! They are very small from this perspective.

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Original image data dated on or about October 21, 2016

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