From 114 Million Miles Away: Earth and Moon

The following is an actual picture taken by NASA’s Messenger spacecraft on the 6th May of the Earth and the Moon in direct full sunlight (coming from behind Messenger, obviously).

EarthandMoon

Messenger took this image from 114 million miles away from Earth.

I am not going to put an arrow pointing to to the Earth and Moon. Hopefully you can spot them :-)

I am down there somewhere . . . .

See other awesome “pictures from space” at The Big Picture at boston.com Ctrl+Click here.