Omega named its incredible Speedmaster collection “Dark Side of the Moon”. NASA/NOAA just released incredible pictures and a short movie showing the real dark side of the moon …
This is the actual 2015 Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon collection …
I featured these Omega Speedmaster chronographs >>> HERE <<<
We all know that Dark Side of the Moon became a familiar expression among watch aficionados …
Now let me show you the real dark side of the moon…
A NASA camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite captured a unique view of the moon as it moved in front of the sunlit side of Earth last month. The series of test images shows the fully illuminated “dark side” of the moon that is never visible from Earth.
This NASA animation features actual satellite images of the far side of the moon (“dark side” of the moon), illuminated by the sun, as it crosses between the DSCOVR spacecraft’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) and telescope, and the Earth – one million miles away.
These NASA images were taken between 3:50 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. EDT on July 16, showing the moon moving over the Pacific Ocean near North America. The North Pole is in the upper left corner of the image, reflecting the orbital tilt of Earth from the vantage point of the spacecraft. moon’s far side overlapping the Earth.
The far side of the moon was not seen until 1959 when the Soviet Luna 3 spacecraft returned the first images. Since then, several NASA missions have imaged the lunar far side in great detail. The same side of the moon always faces an earthbound observer because the moon is tidally locked to Earth. That means its orbital period is the same as its rotation around its axis.
“It is surprising how much brighter Earth is than the moon,” said Adam Szabo, DSCOVR project scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. “Our planet is a truly brilliant object in dark space compared to the lunar surface.”
DSCOVR is a partnership between NASA, NOAA and the U.S. Air Force with the primary objective of maintaining the nation’s real-time solar wind monitoring capabilities, which are critical to the accuracy and lead time of space weather alerts and forecasts from NOAA.
Thank you guys @ NASA/NOAA for these incredible pictures and the movie !!!
That´s VERY, VERY COOL!