Terran eclipse

Lunar eclipses are a regularly occurrence, but the other way around, the Earth eclipsing the Sun as seen from the Moon, is much more rarer to witness. Like, the only time it has been witnessed by humans so far, at least by proxy, thanks to the Japanese spacecraft to the Moon, Kaguya, which gave us this video of the Sun emerging from behind the Earth after an eclipse:

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  1. Think of what Kaguya's optical sensors must have gone through. It must be a miracle it survived intact. (Or did it? ;)

  2. Think of what Kaguya's optical sensors must have gone through. It must be a miracle it survived intact. (Or did it? ;)

  3. Think of what Kaguya's optical sensors must have gone through. It must be a miracle it survived intact. (Or did it not? ;)

  4. Hey, can you go over here ... http://absenceofgood.blogspot.com/2009/02/much-ol... ...

    To explain something to someone?? It's right up your alley.
    So here's where I start scratching my head. If astronomers are acurately telling us that the light that comes from the farthest galaxies is about 13 billion years old then THAT doesn't tell us where they ARE NOW, it tells us where they were THEN!

    If you don't want to - that's cool, but I don't know if what I am trying to say to him is answering his question.

    Stacy

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