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Earth and Moon: The Movie

11 Dec 2013, 15:02 UTC
Earth and Moon: The Movie
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A little perspective from NASA's Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft.

It’s not much to look at — until you realize what’s happening.
On its October 9 flyby of Earth (to gain a boost toward Jupiter), NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured a scene no one has witnessed before, or not like this — the moon orbiting the Earth. The “movie” was created from images taken by a star tracker camera, so it isn’t the best quality. But like other spacecraft views of a distant Earth, it offers us something priceless: perspective.

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