NASA is on a roll this summer. First with the New Horizons spacecraft sailing past pluto, then with the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCVR) images of Earth, and then discovering the Earth-size planet Kepler 452-b in a constellation called Cygnus.
Now, a camera aboard DSCVR, captured a view of the moon as it moved in front of the sunlit side of Earth last month, NASA reports. These images were taken by the same camera, EPIC, that took the photos of earth form earlier this summer.
The fully illuminated "dark side" of the moon is shown in the series of test images, this side of the moon is never visible from earth.
The images were taken some time between 3:50 and 8:45 p.m. eastern time on July 16. They show the moon passing over the Pacific Ocean near North America.
NASA posted an animation to Facebook featuring the actual satellite images of the far side of the moon.
Check it out below: