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    Look down at you

    Hello,
    Does anyone happen to know where I can find pictures from space looking down on earth and the moon. Seeing the moon next to us, and the north pole?

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    Quote Originally Posted by A Timeline Of Circles View Post
    Does anyone happen to know where I can find pictures from space looking down on earth and the moon.
    Google image search

    Pictures from "up" north will be few to nonexistent. Not many craft head up there. I can't ever recall seeing a Moon-and-Earth image from north of Earth.

    If you just want the Moon, the Earth, and the Earth's north pole, but not imaged from directly above, those images are there.
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    Do we know what is up north?

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    Quote Originally Posted by A Timeline Of Circles View Post
    Do we know what is up north?
    We can look up north.

    Looks something like down south.
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    ATOC, amongst the myriad of Earth / Moon system pictures in zero one..'s brilliant link, you should find one of Earth and Moon, taken by Cassini, when it first got to Saturnian neighbourhood. I remember that awesome picture in a newsletter from UT. Thank you Mr Cain!

    That will give you a great perspective.... of Saturn / Earth / Moon and us, humans.
    Enjoy the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A Timeline Of Circles View Post
    Hello,
    Does anyone happen to know where I can find pictures from space looking down on earth and the moon. Seeing the moon next to us, and the north pole?
    A picture wide enough to show both won't show much of either. I can generate one for you, with software. Does it have to be a real picture?

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    ATOC, Earth from Rosetta...November 13 2007.

    http://www.planetary.org/image/Earth...lor_H_comp.jpg

    One of the most beautiful pictures of our planet!


    Robinson, can you, seriously?
    can you spare me (too) time and do me one, i'll email you my address.
    My baby would love it.

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    Here is the view with no labels.
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    And here it is labeled, which is important in this case.
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    Hmmf

    the second one won't load for me

    Arr

    once more then
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    OK that one worked.

    See? The distance is so great it is hard to see them both in frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A Timeline Of Circles View Post
    Do we know what is up north?
    Yes, both on our planet and in the sky.

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    Here's the earth and moon as seen from Mars, but it isn't looking down:

    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/MR...0303earth.html


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    A larger image.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueTiger View Post
    Here's the earth and moon as seen from Mars, but it isn't looking down:

    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/MR...0303earth.html

    The webpage said the moon was brightened in this image -- I'm curious how much darker it would look if they hadn't done that.

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    A lot darker.
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    Hey Robinson, thank you. I downloaded all five. They are splendid pictures.

    Thank you for creating / sharing them.

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    My pleasure. And you are most welcome.

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    Thanks for all your great posts guys. I look forward to Nasa capturing a picture from outerspace of the North Pole before it melts!
    -Take Care

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    ATOC, why just the North Pole? Don't you care for the South Pole?

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    Quote Originally Posted by A Timeline Of Circles View Post
    I look forward to Nasa capturing a picture from outerspace of the North Pole before it melts!
    Sometimes wishes do come true.

    NASA: Visible Earth :: North Pole

    Credit Image by Allen Lunsford, NASA GSFC Direct Readout Laboratory; Data courtesy Tromso receiving station, Svalbard, Norway

    This true-color image over the North Pole was acquired by the MODerate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard the Terra spacecraft, on May 5, 2000.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A Timeline Of Circles View Post
    I look forward to Nasa capturing a picture from outerspace of the North Pole before it melts!
    There's a term that I don't see often on the science boards.

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    Hello All
    Thank you zero one and Blue tiger, for the excellent links, for Space / Earth pictures. The embedded JAXA link for KAGUYA, is great for additional information. And incredible 'Earth Diamond'! Wow!

    Thanks guys...

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    How about this?

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    Heeeeey, Siguy!
    you guys are just brilliant. That's a tremendous animation.
    No matter what I say, how I say it, it wouldn't do justice to the magic.
    I just love the way the phase of the Moon changes, as it transits Earth...and back again. Incredible to see!

    Thanks for sharing Siguy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mahesh View Post
    Heeeeey, Siguy!
    you guys are just brilliant. That's a tremendous animation.
    It's a real image sequence. I just cant remember (and its too late for me here to do a search) which probe took it... URL says EPOXI, a wonderful mission with used/2nd hand hardware.
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    That rosetta image is beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by slang View Post
    URL says EPOXI, a wonderful mission with used/2nd hand hardware.
    Definitely EPOXI as hinted at by the opening graphics.

    That is the mission formerly known as Deep Impact -- at least the camera platform portion -- which did the probing, via large calibrated hammer, of Comet Tempel 1.

    It's a pity it is so fuzzy, but that's a defect in a Deep Impact telescope -- a defect which curiously makes the craft better for its recycled mission as EPOXI, where the camera is used as a photometer to measure transiting planets of other stars. The defect spreads the starlight over more pixels.
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    I agree slang. And thanks zero one.....nice explanation.
    Very generous of your time.

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