This is a series of superb photos from the NOAA satellite DSCOVR which houses the NASA camera called EPIC. EPIC took the photos looking back at Earth while the Moon passed between Earth and the satellite.
The video shows some really interesting properties: 1) you only see the far side of the Moon, which is never visible from the Earth, 2) you see just how low the Moon’s reflectivity (aka albedo) really is. I’ve always heard that the color of the moon is about the same as asphalt and you can tell that’s about right from these photos.
More info: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/from-a-million-miles-away-nasa-camera-shows-moon-crossing-face-of-earth
h/t Planetary Resources via https://plus.google.com/u/0/+PlanetaryResources/posts/37DpMtXiuiR
LOL: “Moon photobombs Earth in amazing video from DSCOVR satellite”
Very interesting info,thanks for sharing+Chris Dolan
Woow, so lovely to look at, so then, out of curiosity I will ask, is that the rotation of the moon around the earth which normally takes 28days?
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