Earth as seen from Akatsuki's LIR camera

Earth as seen from Akatsuki's LIR camera
Earth as seen from Akatsuki's LIR camera As Akatsuki sped away from Earth, it captured "First Light" images with its optical instruments pointed at its home planet in an extreme crescent phase. This view is from the LIR or Longwave IR camera, which captures images at a wavelength of 10 microns. JAXA / ISAS

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