Solar eclipse – lunar view

I’ve previously noted the Japanese lunar probe Selene/Kaguya’s HD footage of an Earthrise from lunar orbit, but here’s some equally stunning footage of a solar eclipse by the Earth – as viewed from lunar orbit. Nasa press release and original Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) notice. Original footage here. The view is unveiled as the probe emerges from behind the Moon, as illustrated below the fold. Adds Archived links don’t seem to be working for the Earthrise footage, try this instead.

Sequence of images from the footage

Kayuga Solar Eclipse

And how the Moon obscures the view

Obscuring the view

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  • The Raven

    Pete – the earth-rise link doesn’t seem to be working. ANYhoooo…thanks for the above – keep posting ’em – some of us keep reading ’em.

    And enjoying ’em.

    By the way…*clears throat, checks to see no one else is looking*…have just indulged in a small purchase – a Celestron Powerseeker. Entry level stuff, but sure…ad astra!

  • Pete Baker


    Link works here.

    But thanks, and congrats on the Celestron purchase.

  • The Raven

    “this video has been removed due to terms of use violation” ??

    Never mind – I remember them first time round!

  • Pete Baker


    I’ve added a new link to the footage that should work.