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Earthrise Over Plaskett Crater
Earthrise Over Plaskett Crater (click to enlarge)

Earthrise Over Plaskett Crater

The above is a view from Clementine of the full Earth over the north pole of the Moon. The crater with a central peak in the foreground is Plaskett (820N, 1740E; 110 kilometers in diameter). On Earth, Africa is clearly visible and nearly cloud free.

This photo was taken by NASA's Clementine spacecraft in 1997.

Image Credit: U.S. Geological Survey

Credit: Lunar and Planetary Institute

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