Daily Archives: November 7, 2013

Amazing CubeSat Image

Moon shadow on Earth during eclipse.  Credit: Aero Corporation
Moon shadow on Earth during Sunday’s eclipse. Credit: Aerospace Corporation

Just look at that! During the Solar Eclipse last Sunday (03 Nov) the cubesat known as AeroCube-4 took this image of the moon’s shadow on Earth.

I was immediately struck by the great example of the umbral (darkest) and penumbral (shaded around the darkest area) areas.  Excellent.

According to the Aerospace Corporation:

AeroCube-4 was west of the moon shadow, flying in a northeasterly direction. The view in the photo is toward the southeast, with part of the West African mainland visible at the top of the image.

I really like these cubesats!  Read whole description at the Aerospace Corporation website.