Dark Side Of The Moon, Never Visible From Earth, Captured In New Images

August 6, 2015 10:01 AM

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Dark Side Of The Moon, Never Visible From Earth, Captured In New Images

NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC), installed on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite, has captured images of the fully illuminated “dark side” of the moon, which is never visible from Earth. The unique view of the moon was caught on camera when it was moving in front of the sunlit side of Earth last month.

The images were taken between 3:50 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. EDT on July 16 when DSCOVR was orbiting the Earth from 1 million miles away. Other than the far side of the moon, the images also show the satellite moving over the Pacific Ocean near North America. EPIC constantly observes the fully illuminated ...

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