PIA00432: Clementine Images of Earth and Moon
Target Name: Earth
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: DSPSE
Spacecraft: Clementine 1
Instrument: Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
Product Size: 969 x 1385 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: U.S. Geological Survey
Addition Date: 1999-06-12
Primary Data Set: Clementine EDRs
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During its flight and lunar orbit, the Clementine spacecraft returned images of the planet Earth and the Moon. This collection of UVVIS camera Clementine images shows the Earth from the Moon and 3 images of the Earth.

The image on the left shows the Earth as seen across the lunar north pole; the large crater in the foreground is Plaskett. The Earth actually appeared about twice as far above the lunar horizon as shown. The top right image shows the Earth as viewed by the UVVIS camera while Clementine was in transit to the Moon; swirling white cloud patterns indicate storms. The two views of southeastern Africa were acquired by the UVVIS camera while Clementine was in low Earth orbit early in the mission

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/USGS

Image Addition Date:
1999-06-12