Just the Moon Orbiting the Earth...

... but the images are pretty awesome.  via here.  Taken from the DSCOVR satellite orbiting a million miles away from Earth (my guess is that it sits at the Earth-Sun L1 Lagrange point, where the side of Earth it could see would always be in full sun and the back side of the moon would be fully illuminated as it passes Earth)




  1. Seattle Steve:

    More proof NASA faked the moon landings.

  2. Jens Fiederer:

    According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Space_Climate_Observatory , "It is in a Lissajous orbit at the Sun-Earth L1 Lagrangian point, 1,500,000 km (930,000 mi) from Earth, to monitor variable solar wind condition, provide early warning of approaching coronal mass ejectionsand observe phenomena on Earth including changes in ozone, aerosols, dust and volcanic ash, cloud height, vegetation cover and climate. At this location it will have a continuous view of the Sun and the sunlit side of the Earth. The satellite is orbiting the Sun-Earth L1 point in a six-month period, with a spacecraft-Earth-Sun angle varying from 4 to 15 degrees.[5][6] It will take full-Earth pictures about every two hours and be able to process them faster than other Earth observation satellites.[7]"

  3. Matthew Slyfield:

    I read an article (don't care enough to look it back up and provide a link) from an expert in video tech and special effects who says that faking the moon landing given the video tech available would have been more expensive and more impressive than actually getting there.

  4. FelineCannonball:

    AKA GoreSat.

  5. Rob:

    Why aren't the clouds moving on Earth?