TrojansThe spacecraft was launched on October 16, 2021 for the purpose of examining asteroids.LucyOn October 16, 2022swing byI’m on my way to Earth to receive gravity assist. NASA released a video of Lucy observing a total lunar eclipse from a distance of about 100 million kilometers from Earth.
NASA’s Lucy Mission Observes a Lunar Eclipse | NASA
Unlike the Sun, the asteroids Lucy is investigating don’t emit light on their own and are very dark, so a camera with great sensitivity is needed to photograph them. Therefore, Lucy owns a super sensitive camera called “Eagle Eye”.LaurieIt has been installed. LORRI is the same as the Hubble Space TelescopeRitchey-Chrétian Reflector TelescopeThe crater, which has a diameter of 70 meters, can be seen from a distance of 1,000 kilometers. NASA says that decision is tantamount to seeing flies perched on one edge of a football field.
Below is an image of the total lunar eclipse taken with the Lucy Super Sensitive Camera.
The shot of the movie is a time-lapse movie that summarizes about 3 hours from 21:40 on May 15, 2022 to 0:30 on 16 EST in just 2 seconds. Earth is on the left and the moon is on the right.
When the moon entered the Earth’s shadow and a total lunar eclipse began, the moon disappeared.
According to NASA, when viewed from Lucy, which is 100 million kilometers from Earth, the Earth and the Moon are only 0.2 degrees apart, which is “the left and right tails connected to the car by 400 meters. It seems to look as much as ‘light’.”
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