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Nasa captures image of Moon ‘photo bombing’ Earth in a rare moment

An artist's concept is shown in this NASA handout released Augus

New York: A stunning view of the moon moving in front of the sun-lit side of Earth was captured by NASA camera aboard in the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite, for the second time in 365 days.

“For the second time in the life of DSCOVR, the moon moved between the spacecraft and Earth,” said Adam Szabo, DSCOVR project scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

“The project recorded this event on July 5 with the same cadence and spatial resolution as the first ‘lunar photobomb’ on July 16 last year,” he added.

The images were captured by NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC), a four-megapixel CCD camera and telescope on the DSCOVR satellite orbiting 1 million miles from Earth.

From its position between the sun and Earth, DSCOVR conducts its primary mission of real-time solar wind monitoring for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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