Thursday, May 8, 2014

New Earthrise Photo From Lunar Orbit

Hey Space Placers!

Following yesterday's blog about our planet and climate change it is appropriate that Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) provided us with a view of the home world from lunar orbit.

The pic was taken in February as LRO was approaching the Moon's North Pole and shows our planet's brightness and colors against the vast blackness of space. This was taken with the Wide Angle Camera and was purposely positioned to capture the view. LRO sees 12 Earthrises a day but is always focused on the Moon below. 

Quite a lovely and telling view…..

Sky Guy in VA

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