LOADING...
Earth and Moon

This picture of the Earth and Moon in a single frame was taken by the Galileo spacecraft from about 3.9 million miles away.

Antarctica is visible through clouds (bottom). The Moon's far side is seen; the shadowy indentation in the dawn terminator is the south pole Aitken Basin, one of the largest and oldest lunar impact features.

Page Last Updated: April 20th, 2016
Page Editor: NASA Administrator