Dark Side of the Moon Flashes by Earth as Its Captured by Satellite (VIDEO)

August 6, 2015 10:52 AM

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NASA's satellite has captured spectacular new images of the dark side of the moon. The Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite spotted the moon as it moved in front of the sunlit side of Earth last month.

EPIC maintains a constant view of the fully illuminated Earth as it rotates, providing scientific observations of ozone, vegetation, cloud height and aerosols in the atmosphere. Once EPIC begins regular observations next month, the camera will provide a series of Earth images allowing study of daily...

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