The United States, as seen from the Moon

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On August 9, 2010 the camera on Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter took some routine calibration images and captured the Earth from lunar orbit, showing the western hemisphere with relatively little cloud cover. The picture below is a tiny piece from that global image, cropped to show the United States. The details are pretty remarkable, considering the distance. You can explore the full global image in detail here.

The U.S. from the Moon


One comment

  • LINO

    Where are all the dotted lines around the states? No red states? No blue states?
    No wonder the moon doesn’t have any jobs…

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