Earth from the Moon! To celebrate tonight’s scheduled 11:27 p.m. EDT launch of our Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft, it’s moon day on NASA’s new Instagram, where we bring you photos from our planet and beyond. This image taken July 20, 1969 from Apollo 11 shows the Earth rising over the limb of the moon much as the Harvest Moon does from our planetary perspective. Over the stark, scarred surface of the moon, the Earth floats in the void of space, a watery jewel swathed in ribbons of clouds. To learn more about our LADEE mission, visit www.nasa.gov/ladee and to learn more about the moon, visit solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Moon For more images from NASA on Instagram, follow us at @NASA.
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