Earthrise on YouTube

Van Mensvoort
November 17th 2007


The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and public broadcaster NHK have released a video of the Earth rising over the lunar horizon. The video was taken on November 7 by the KAGUYA (SELENE) lunar explorer orbiting the moon at an altitude of 100 kilometers (62 miles).

The video's are spreading fast and already millions of people have watched the Earth rising on their computer screens. While we are ascending to the outskirts of our universe and descending into the depts of our genes, we come to realize that our world view is fundamentally shaped through interfaces.

Via Pink Tentacle. See also: World View, Romantic Sunsets.

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Posted 13/01/2010 – 09:14

The earth doesn't rise or set on the moon. The same side of the moon always faces the earth since it isn't rotating. The rise and set in this video occurs because the spacecraft is orbiting the moon.
Posted 17/11/2007 – 16:01

And listen to that music...Speaking of Paradise by the Laptop Light....

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