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.

2 thoughts on “Amazing CubeSat Image

  1. even after 57 years it still amazes me of the contrast of deep space and planets. precious gems amoungist the blackness .

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