The image was composed from a series of images taken Oct. 12, when LRO was about 83 miles (134 kilometers) above the moon's farside crater Compton. We are no longer accepting comments on this article.
On July 16, 2015, DSCOVR spotted Hurricane Dolores churning over the eastern Pacific Ocean shortly before it ushered flooding rainfall into Southern California. 'The image of the Earth evokes the famous 'Blue Marble' image taken by Astronaut Harrison Schmitt during Apollo 17, 43 years ago, which also showed Africa prominently in the picture.'. Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon, entered lunar orbit on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 1968. Throughout its mission, which is still ongoing, DSCOVR has spotted solar eclipses all around the globe, including the Great American Eclipse, which darkened the sky over North America on Aug. 21, 2017. Not only did the satellite capture the shadow of the moon traversing North America on that summer day, but the photo also included a cluster of clouds in the western Caribbean Sea that would eventually strengthen into Hurricane Harvey, which slammed into the Gulf Coast as a Category 4 storm eight days later. (NASA). The images are taken by a Nasa camera one million miles away on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR). Keep checking back on AccuWeather.com and stay tuned to the AccuWeather Network on DirecTV, Frontier and Verizon Fios. The Earth may not move across the 'sky', but the view is not static.
They ended the broadcast with the crew taking turns reading from the book of Genesis. This is because its position is 'tidally locked, which means that we always see the same face pointing towards Earth, although both sides receive equal amounts of light. Epic is a four megapixel CCD camera and telescope. The DSCOVR spacecraft orbits around the L1 Lagrange point directly between Earth and the sun. The Apollo 17 crew caught this breathtaking view of our home planet as they were traveling to the Moon on Dec. 7, 1972. Is your phone making you STRESSED? The camera takes a series of 10 images using different narrowband filters - from ultraviolet to near infrared - to produce a variety of science products. The images are taken by a Nasa camera one million miles away on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR). This includes the 44-mile-wide Jackson Crater and the "Sea of Moscow," which is one of the very few areas on the far side of the moon that was formed by an ancient volcanic eruption. "DSCOVR data will also be used to improve predictions of geomagnetic storm impact locations. The Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) was built to provide a distinct perspective on our planet. NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. The Great American Eclipse as seen from DSCOVR on Aug. 21, 2017. It's the first time astronauts were able to photograph the South polar ice cap.
As breathtaking as some of these images can be, it is only part of DSCOVR's mission.
The Earth is never visible from the farside; imagine a sky with no Earth or moon - what will farside explorers think with no Earth overhead?'. Future astronauts will see the continents rotate in and out of view and the ever-changing pattern of clouds will always catch one's eye, at least on the nearside. Millions of people found them self in the dark for more than 12 hours, according to NASA. The red, green and blue channel images are used to create the colour images. LRO was launched on June 18, 2009, and has collected a treasure trove of data with its seven powerful instruments, making an invaluable contribution to our knowledge about the moon. That evening, the astronauts-Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot Jim Lovell, and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders-held a live broadcast from lunar orbit, in which they showed pictures of the Earth and moon as seen from their spacecraft. 'The image is simply stunning,' said Noah Petro, Deputy Project Scientist for LRO at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The satellite may be 1 million miles from home, but the high-resolution camera outfitted on DSCOVR reveals details on the planet's surface and weather phenomenon in the atmosphere. Nearly the entire coastline of Africa is clearly visible, along with the Arabian Peninsula. Said Lovell, "The vast loneliness is awe-inspiring and it makes you realize just what you have back there on Earth." The space agency is now using another satellite to post it to post new, high resolution views of the rotating Earth every day.
Published: 12:08 EDT, 18 December 2015 | Updated: 15:58 EDT, 19 December 2015. (NASA). On Feb. 11, 2015, NASA and NOAA launched the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR), a satellite that sits around 1 million miles away from the Earth. Since Earth is extremely bright in the darkness of space, Epic has to take very short exposure images (20-100 milliseconds). DSCOVR was launched in February and spent nearly four months traveling one million miles, four times farther than the moon, to the so-called Lagrange point, a gravity-neutral position in direct line with the sun. During these movements sometimes Earth (and other planets) pass through the camera's field of view and dramatic images such as the one shown here are acquired. The space agency has also recently revealed a new view of Earth using Epic, showing our planet from a million miles away.
Capturing an image of the Earth and moon with LRO's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) instrument is a complicated task. This occasion was significant because it allowed scientists to see the half of the moon that is always facing away from the Earth. Images from DSCOVR are openly available on NASA's website where people can step back in time to see what the planet looked like from 1 million miles away all the way back to mid-2015. Once the instrument begins gathering data, new images will be available every day. 'From the Earth, the daily moonrise and moonset are always inspiring moments,' said Mark Robinson of Arizona State University in Tempe, principal investigator for LROC. The steady stream of Earth pictures, meanwhile, is expected to be high on the 'wow' factor. A close-up look at the far side of the moon as it passed between DSCOVR and the Earth on July 15, 2015.
Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind. Nasa's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) recently captured the unique view of Earth from the spacecraft's vantage point in orbit around the moon. NASA's first Earthrise image was taken with the Lunar Orbiter 1 spacecraft in 1966. LRO experiences 12 earthrises every day; however the spacecraft is almost always busy imaging the lunar surface so only rarely does an opportunity arise such that its camera instrument can capture a view of Earth. The Deep Space Climate Observatory captured a unique view of the moon as it passed between the spacecraft and Earth on July 16, 2015. All this takes place while LRO is traveling faster than 3,580 miles per hour (over 1,600 meters per second) relative to the lunar surface below the spacecraft.
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