Search

Rss Posts

Rss Comments

Login

 

An Epic View of the Moon In Earth’s Orbital Embrace

Aug 07

astroengine writes: As a suitably impressive follow-up to the new “blue marble” image of our world released in July, NASA shared a gorgeous animation created from pictures captured by NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) spacecraft positioned nearly a million miles (1.5 million km) away — over four times farther than the moon. In a series of images acquired between 3:50 and 8:45 p.m. EDT on July 16, 2015, the moon can be seen passing in front of a rotating Earth, the warm gray face of its far side framed by the swirling-cloud-covered blue water of the eastern Pacific Ocean. The north pole is at the 11 o’clock position, illustrating our planet’s 23.5-degree axial tilt.


Read more of this story at Slashdot.

View source

Comments are closed.