The Moon taken by HDTV, Sequential Images of the full Earth-rise
Updated : 2008.05.07
Observation date : 2008.04.06

Taken by the HDTV on Apr. 6, 2008 (JST).

Images shown in this page are still images cut out from the moving images taken by the KAGUYA's onboard high-definition television (HDTV).

The lunar explorer KAGUYA initially captured the right-side waned "Earth-rise" in November 2007 with its high-vision camera, but this time, it succeeded in capturing the "Full Earth-rise" without any wane.

This is the first time that a high-vision image of the "Full Earth-rise" has been captured from space, 380,000 kilometers away from Earth.

To capture the Full Earth, the Moon, Earth, Sun and KAGUYA's circulating orbits have to fall into a straight line. This peculiar positioning occurs only 2 times a year.

See Jaxa's press release for more detailed information.