A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite returned its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one million miles away. The color images of Earth from NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) are generated by combining three separate images to create a photographic-quality image. The camera takes a series of 10 images using different narrowband filters to produce a variety of science products.
The moon passed between Nasa's Deep Space Climate Observatory and the Earth, allowing the satellite to capture this rare image of the moon's far side in full sunlight. We normally don't see this side of the moon. As the moon is tidally locked to the earth and doesn't rotate, we only ever see the one face from the earth. Awesome shot!
EPIC View of the Dark Side of the Moon Transiting the Earth. NASA has revealed what the moon looks like from the other side as it passes over our planet thanks to the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite, a spacecraft that orbits at a distance of one million miles from the Earth.
The Deep Space Climate Observatory is pictured inside the Astrotech satellite processing facility in Titusville, Florida. One half of the Falcon 9 rocket's payload fairing is seen behind the spacecraft. Credit: NOAA
Cassiopeia -- New Photo Reveals ‘Ghostly’ Green Nebula in Deep Space An amazing new photo from a telescope in Chile has captured the most detailed view yet of a green glowing blob 3,300 light-years away from Earth. Credit: ESO The new image, released today (April 10) by the European Southern Observatory