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The moon passed between Nasa's Deep Space Climate Observatory and the Earth, allowing the satellite to capture this rare image of the moon's far side in full sunlight. We normally don't see this side of the moon. As the moon is tidally locked to the earth and doesn't rotate, we only ever see the one face from the earth. Awesome shot! 12/15

NASA captures images of illuminated moon passing Earth

First Image of the Moon Taken by a U.S. Spacecraft

Backlit Saturn - Seen from the Cassini SpacecraftThe Cassini spacecraft was sent by NASA and ESA to study Saturn and its moons. Two of Saturn’s moons, Enceladus and Tethys, appear in the bottom right of this image. So far, the spacecraft has found new storm systems on Saturn, active geysers on its moon Enceladus, liquid oceans on its moon Titan, and many other unexpected discoveries. Credit: NASA/JPL/ESA

Solar eclipse from the Moon • "Earth is surrounded with a red-tinted haze as sunlight streams through the planet's dusty atmosphere." • composite illustration: Hana Gartstein