The Earth Over the Moon’s North Pole

View of Earth over the Moon's horizon. In the foreground, craters are edged in dramatic light and shadow.
July 9, 2018
Historical DateMarch 13, 1994
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Clementine colorized image showing the full Earth over the Moon's north pole. The angular distance between the Earth and the Moon has been reduced for illustration purposes. This image was taken by the UV/visible camera at the end of mapping orbit 102 on 13 March 1994. The 109 km diameter crater Plaskett is in the foreground at 82 N, 174 E. (Clementine, USGS slide 19)