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Pacific Ocean and Mexico from LightSail 2

Pacific Ocean and Mexico from LightSail 2
Pacific Ocean and Mexico from LightSail 2 This image of Earth, which shows the Pacific Ocean with Baja California and Mexico on the right, was captured by LightSail 2 on 18 July 2019 at 21:45 UTC while the spacecraft was in range of its ground station at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in California. Though LightSail 2's altitude is only 720 kilometers, its 185-degree, wide-angle camera lenses allow it to capture horizon-to-horizon Earth imagery. The Planetary Society

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