Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Earth-Moon System As Seen by JUNO

Hey Space Placers!

I love it when a spacecraft flies by Earth and uses its instruments to photograph and study our planet and Moon.

NASA's latest spacecraft to Jupiter, JUNO, did that earlier this year on a flyby to pick up a gravity boost. The result was successful for the spacecraft and for us as you can see in this wonderful video made from images taken during the flyby.

What makes this video unique is that it shows the Earth and Moon in motion. In fact you can see the Moon pass in front of Earth in the video, which may be a first. Pretty wild to see that when I have seen the moons of Jupiter pass in from of the gas giant planet.

Enjoy the original musical score too while watching.

Get read for the Geminid Meteor Shower which will peak this Friday-Saturday night - more on that to come.

Sky Guy in Frigid VA

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