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Earth, Moon, and Venus from Akatsuki

Earth, Moon, and Venus from Akatsuki
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. ISAS / JAXA

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

Venus, Earth, and the Moon from Akatsuki (annotated)
Venus, Earth, and the Moon from Akatsuki (annotated) ISAS / JAXA

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