A team of radio amateurs have captured a stunning picture of the moon’s far side with Earth sitting behind it. They took the photo on February 3rd using the Chinese Longjiang-2 satellite.
The team downloaded the image with the Dwingeloo Radio Telescope in the Netherlands after their satellite snapped the view.
In a new blog post, astronomer Cees Bassa wrote, “The first opportunity to take photos of Earth and Moon were on 3 February, on which a command was sent to take another timelapse.”
The astronomer added, “The first image from this timelapse was downloaded with the Dwingeloo telescope on February 4, 2019. For the first time, the entire Moon and Earth are in view.”