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Dan Frank Kuehn asked the Naked Scientists:
   
I'm wondering - Could Change 3 Lander photograph Earth as we experience the lunar eclipse on October 8?

Of course, from the moon, it would be the Earth eclipsing the sunŠ

It seems there would be much to be learned, as well as documenting a phenomenon never before seen.

Perhaps it's much to dangerous for the optics, but I would love to see that image.

Thanks,

Dan

PS - Bonus question: From the moon, would the earth just hover in the same spot in the sky all the time, with the sun crossing the sky in a 14-day "day"?
What do you think?
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Quote from: Dan Frank Kuehn
   
I'm wondering - Could Change 3 Lander photograph Earth as we experience the lunar eclipse on October 8?
That depends on what directions the camera is capable of pointing. I don't believe that the camera could be damaged though.

Quote from: Dan Frank Kuehn
Bonus question: From the moon, would the earth just hover in the same spot in the sky all the time, with the sun crossing the sky in a 14-day "day"?
What do you think?
No. The sun moves in a continuous pace.
 

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