From the Moon to the Earth

  • Released Wednesday, October 5, 2022
  • ID: 5039

This visualization flies the virtual camera from the far side of the Moon, beneath the lunar South Pole, and onward to Earth. The heavily cratered lunar far side includes the dark basalt of Mare Moscoviense (top left) and Tsiolkovskiy crater (far left) and the darkened expanse of the ancient South Pole-Aitken basin (bottom). The striking blue of the Earth's oceans is initially hidden from view by the looming Moon.


Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio. Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).


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Datasets used in this visualization

Terra and Aqua BMNG (A.K.A. Blue Marble: Next Generation) (Collected with the MODIS sensor)

Credit: The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).

Dataset can be found at:

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LRO DEM (A.K.A. Digital Elevation Map) (Collected with the LOLA sensor)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter LROC WAC Color Mosaic (A.K.A. Natural Color Hapke Normalized WAC Mosaic) (Collected with the LRO Camera sensor)
MosaicArizona State University

This natural-color global mosaic is based on the 'Hapke normalized' mosaic from LRO's wide-angle camera. The data has been gamma corrected, white balanced, and range adjusted to more closely match human vision.

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