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Earthrise from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

Earthrise from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
Earthrise from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter On February 1, 2014, as Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter approached the north pole, it rotated to catch a view of Earth rising above 180-kilometer Rozhdestvenskiy crater. Twelve such Earthrises happen each day for the spacecraft, which is in a polar orbit around the Moon. NASA / GSFC / ASU

More information about this photo (M1145896768C) from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera website >

See also this blog entry >

Here is an animation, 149 frames in total, of the data from which the color composite was made.

LROC WAC Earthrise raw data
LROC WAC Earthrise raw data NASA / GSFC / ASU

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