High definition images of the Earth from the moon

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Here are more stunning high-definition images from the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency's lunar explorer Kaguya. From the description of this beautiful shot:

This still image was cut out from a moving image (tele shot) taken by the HDTV onboard the KAGUYA at 12:07 p.m. on November 7, 2007 (Japan Standard Time, JST,) then sent to the JAXA Usuda Deep Space Center. In the image, the Moon's surface is near the South Pole, and we can see the Australian Continent (center left) and the Asian Continent (lower right) on the Earth. (In this image, the upper side of the Earth is the Southern Hemisphere, thus the Australian Continent looks upside-down.)

Link (Thanks, Paul Saffo!)

Previously on BB:
• High-definition video of the moon Link