Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Earth in the ultraviolet from Chang'e 3

Earth in the ultraviolet from Chang'e 3
Earth in the ultraviolet from Chang'e 3 The extreme ultraviolet camera on Chang'e 3 studies the plasma environment around Earth at a wavelength of 63 nanometers. This image was taken shortly after Chang'e 3's landing, on December 16, 2013. Chinese Academy of Sciences

Compare that image to a model of Earth's plasmasphere:

Model of Earth's plasmasphere in the extreme ultraviolet as seen from Chang'e 3
Model of Earth's plasmasphere in the extreme ultraviolet as seen from Chang'e 3 Chinese Academy of Sciences

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