Earth-rise and Earth-set

Posted by: Bgiussani

Consider it a bonus track to the great speech by Carolyn Porco last March at TED07, when she showed amazing images of Saturn and its moons. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa) has just released video footage taken by the the onboard high-definition camera of their spacecraft Kaguya, showing extraordinary images of the Moon’s surface and the Earth "rising" and "setting" beyond the Moon’s horizon. (Clicking on the link on their page opens up a second window: let the whole video download — it takes a while — before watching it).





(Cross-posted on LunchOverIP)

Comments (1)

  • Kokoe (Bruce Johnson) commented on Nov 21 2007

    Things that rise and set aren’t all white… (or white and gray)
    And when there’s no atmosphere, there’s no beautiful sunrise and sunset reflected….