Earthrise, Earthset [Video]


Duration: 1min 39sec

Video of Earth rising and setting over the moon’s horizon, taken with the HDTV camera aboard Japan’s KAGUYA (SELENE) lunar explorer on November 7, 2007.

Music: Brian Eno, Deep Blue Day (used to good effect in Trainspotting)
Also to Louis Armstrong’s “It’s a Wonderful World” (2 min) and soundtrack free (8 min 40 sec). Someone should really overlay Ricard Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra a la 2001: Space Odyssey.

Large photo of the scene from JAXA.