Artemis 1 Records an Earth-Moon Transit

When the moon comes between the sun and person looking at it, that’s a solar eclipse. When the shadow of the earth blocks our view of the moon, that’s a lunar eclipse. So when the moon blocks our view of the earth, would you call that a terran eclipse? Wait, how can the moon block our view of the earth? It happens when we send a camera to the other side of the moon, which is what NASA did with the Artemis 1 mission. On November 18th, while Artemis was looping around the moon, it set a record for the furthest spacecraft designed to carry humans (even though it wasn’t carrying humans this time). That was 268,563 miles (432,210 kilometers). It broke the record set by Apollo 13 in 1970. As for the eclipse pictured above, NASA calls it an “Earth-moon transit.” I think terran eclipse is a better term, but that’s just me.

Strangely, several commenters at YouTube called this video a fake because the moon is shown bigger than the earth, and we know that’s not right. I wonder where they think the camera is? Read more about the accomplishments of the Artemis mission at -via Damn Interesting

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