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Cassiopeia
2006-Apr-06, 09:12 AM
Hi folks,


I am wondering if someone knows a pic which shows a solar-eclipse as seen from the moon or a space ship which is in orbit around the moon.
The point is, that in our place here at the earth we would see a lunar eclipse. But i am interested in a pic of the "glowing" earth(ring), which is caused by our athmosphere.

So, does anybody now such a picture?
Please let me know.


Thanks!


Didi

badprof
2006-Apr-06, 01:41 PM
Hi Cassopeia,

One of the Apollo missions photographed an eclipse of the Sun by the Earth while returning from the Moon. I think it may have been Apollo 12.

Cheers

Cassiopeia
2006-Apr-06, 02:43 PM
Hi badprof,


thx for the info!
I'll "only" found this great pic http://images.jsc.nasa.gov/luceneweb/fullimage.jsp?searchpage=true&keywords=Apollo 12 eclipse&textsearch=Go&hitsperpage=50&pageno=1&photoId=S80-37406

But I was not able to find -as stated on the NASA-page- more pics - so the "totality" ones with the red-athmosphere-"fire"ring.

TA
Cheers.


Didi

ngc3314
2006-Apr-06, 03:12 PM
Hi folks,


I am wondering if someone knows a pic which shows a solar-eclipse as seen from the moon or a space ship which is in orbit around the moon.
The point is, that in our place here at the earth we would see a lunar eclipse. But i am interested in a pic of the "glowing" earth(ring), which is caused by our athmosphere.

So, does anybody now such a picture?
Please let me know.


Thanks!


Didi

Surveyor 3 took a series of variously filtered TV pictures during a lunar eclipse (for it, a solar eclipse) in April 1967. One place some of these may be seen is here (http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/~rhill/alpo/eclstuff/observeeclipses/chapter15.htm). A version with images combined for color is here (http://www.bibalex.org/eclipse2006/MoonEclipse.htm). Surveyor achieved further fame when it was visited by the Apollo 12 crew, and the TV camera was returned to Earth for study. The camera either did or did not contain bacterial spores that remained viable, depending on how skeptical one is about the contamination protocols under which it was examined.

Edit to add: the NASA technical report for the mission also compared the dark gaps in the ring of refracted sunlight to a global weather-satellite cloud mosaic, demonstrating that they corresponded to cloudy regions on the Earth's limb.

Cassiopeia
2006-Apr-06, 04:02 PM
Dear NGC3314

thank you so much for your great tipps! YESSS thats what I was searching for.
I hope that in the future some equipment will do that again - with a better resolution. I know this has nothing to do with sience - it's just the beauty in it which is facinating me.
Maybe there will be also a chance to take a more overexposed pic, so that MAYBE(!) the artificial (street-)lights will be visable, surrounded by the glowing (red?) ring.

Once again many thanks! :clap:
Cheers.


Didi