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NASA spacecraft sees an eclipse of Earth by the Moon

Orion gets a rare view during Artemis-1 mission

Have you ever seen the Earth eclipsed by the Moon? Nobody ever has, but that’s exactly what NASA’s Orion spacecraft imaged during its successful uncrewed Artemis-I mission. 

The spacecraft, which will in 2024 take astronauts to land on the Moon, imaged a sequence of Earth being eclipsed by the Moon in late November 2022 while on day 25 of its mission and 270,000 miles from Earth. 

Here’s the YouTube video: 

Image credit: NASA