The Far Side of the Moon

A series of images taken by the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) gives us a rare glance at the surface of the far side of the Moon. As our natural satellite is tidally locked with the Earth it always has the same side facing us throughout it’s orbit. The reason you can observe the far side of the moon is because it is illuminated by the Sun whilst we are in the new moon phase. This image was taken from 1 million miles behind the Moon and brilliantly captures the entire Earth with the Moon and every single person in the history of mankind, I wonder for how much longer….

Image courtesy of NASA.

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