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NASA camera shows moon crossing Earth

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WASHINGTON (WFSB) -

NASA's Deep Space Climate Observatory, or DSCOVR, satellite captured what the agency called a unique view of the moon as it moved in front of the Earth last month.

DSCOVR is orbiting about 1 million miles away from the planet.

NASA said the images were recorded on July 16 by its Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera, which is aboard DSCOVR.

They show the moon moving over the Pacific Ocean near North America.

NASA said the far side of the moon was not seen until 1959 when the Soviet Luna 3 spacecraft sent back some images. Since then, NASA missions have recorded it in great detail.

The same side of the moon always faces the earth because it is tidally locked to the planet.

To read more about the new images, check out NASA's website here.

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