NASA publishes valuable pictures that can not be taken only twice a year, "Moon appears on Earth"

NASA has released a valuable photograph that "moon will be reflected on the earth" that there is no opportunity to photograph twice a year only. I took this picture on Space X's February 11, 2015Falcon 9Satellite launched at "Deep Space Climate Observer(DSCOVR)"is.

NASA Camera Catches Moon 'Photobombing' Earth | NASA

To observe changes in the sun surface, such as solar flares and proton phenomenaAmerican Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA) launched the satellite is DSCOVR. This is the second time that DSCOVR caught the moment when the moon appears on the earth, and NASA scientist Adam Zabo who participates in the DSCOVR project also caught the moment when the moon moves between DSCOVR and the Earth This is my second time. " Furthermore, "The DSCOVR project observed this incident on July 5, 2016. The interval and resolution at the time of shooting are the same as when shooting the first reflection," Zabo said.

The second moment NASA sees "Moon appears on the earth" can be seen in the following movies.

NASA Camera Catches Moon 'Photobombing' Earth - YouTube

The moment when the moon is reflected on the earth was photographed from 23:50 on July 4, 2016 to 3:18 on July 5 of the same year in Eastern European Summer Time. The North Pole is located at the top of the Earth, and the moon appears to move from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.

DSCOVR isLaGrangeIt is an artificial satellite floating at a position called the first point, and the distance from the earth is about 1 million miles (about 1.6 million kilometers) away. The DSCOVR orbit and moon orbit seems to cross four times a year, but the moon passes between DSCOVR and the Earth only once or twice a year. At that moment, It seems that you can shoot the moment. This photograph was taken by NASA's Earth Multicolor Image Camera (EPIC) installed in DSCOVR. EPIC is a combination of a 4 megapixel CCD camera and a telescope for communicating with the earth.

It is the first time that DSCOVR shot the moment "Moon will appear on Earth" on July 16, 2015, and the situation at that time can be seen in the following movie.

EPIC View of Moon Transiting the Earth - YouTube

You can check the image of Earth photographed by EPIC at any time from the following page. You can see the moment "Moon appears on Earth" observed this time by setting the date on "July 5, 2016" on the following page.

DSCOVR :: EPIC :: Earth Polychromatic Camera

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