Planets and Moons  ID: 11971

From a Million Miles Away, NASA Camera Shows Moon Crossing Face of Earth

A NASA camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite captured a unique view of the moon as it moved in front of the sunlit side of Earth last month. The series of test images shows the fully illuminated “dark side” of the moon that is never visible from Earth.

The images were captured by NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC), a four megapixel CCD camera and telescope on the DSCOVR satellite orbiting 1 million miles from Earth. From its position between the sun and Earth, DSCOVR conducts its primary mission of real-time solar wind monitoring for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
 

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http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/from-a-million-miles-away-nasa-camera-shows-moon-crossing-face-of-earth


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Rob Gutro (NASA/GSFC): Lead Writer
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Mission:
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Keywords:
SVS >> Climate
SVS >> Earth
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Moon
SVS >> Hyperwall
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons
SVS >> Presentation
SVS >> DSCOVR
SVS >> EPIC