We first saw the dark side of the moon in 1959, courtesy of a Soviet spacecraft. Don’t tell Pink Floyd, but new NASA footage has shown us the far side of the moon once again. NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite shows the moon moving over the Pacific Ocean near North America.
The new image comes on the backs of photos showing what Earth looks like to an astronaut. NASA knows what the kids like these days. Astronauts are the Earth’s selfie sticks. The moon is like a marmot who steps in front of a camera counting down to the mountaintop snapshot. This is rad place to be and a strangely epic time to be here.