July 12, 2016

Earth and the Moon seen by DSCOVR Observatory

Earth and Moon

On July 5, 2016, the Moon passed between NOAA's DSCOVR satellite and Earth. NASA's EPIC camera aboard DSCOVR snapped these images over a period of about four hours. In this set, the far side of the moon, which is never seen from Earth, passes by. In the backdrop, Earth rotates, starting with the Australia and Pacific and gradually revealing Asia and Africa.

Image Credit: NASA/NOAA


  1. What is the dark (black) round spot on the upper left region of the moon?

  2. Hey Barry Benjamin the black round spot on the top left of the Moon might be the Farm where the Cow on the Moon lives?......

  3. At the perspective it's shown it looks like the 'observer' was approx 3-400000 miles away considering that the moon is allegedly 230000 miles from earth. Were you aware of such powerful cameras to give such definition? Hmmmmmmm! Don't know@

  4. Pata neagra de pe luna este un compus selenar mai inchis la culoare decit cel din jurul sau