Magnificent Sunrise Captured by Israeli Spacecraft Beresheet

Sunrise from space

The recently launched Israeli spacecraft Beresheet by the Israeli agency SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries on 22 February 2019 in order to land on the Moon on 11 April 2019, has made a unique video of sunrise from its point of view before entering the moon’s orbit. The footage shows Earth hiding the Sun from the spacecraft, and after a few moments, the solar limb emerges slowly, creating a breathtaking image that looks pretty much like a real sunrise.

The spacecraft is in its largest elliptical orbit around the Earth and is expected to intersect the moon‘s orbit and be captured in it on April 4 at 251,655 miles (405,000 km) from our planet.

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