India's Aditya-L1 spacecraft, on its mission to study the Sun, has treated all with captivating images of Earth and the Moon from space.
As it orbits Earth on its way to its final destination, Lagrange Point 1, it recently provided these remarkable views.
This solar observatory mission was launched on September 2, 2023, from Sriharikota, marking India's first such endeavour.
Aditya-L1 is now making its way toward the Sun-Earth L1 point, a special spot in space where the gravitational forces of the Sun and Earth are in perfect balance.
Today, ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) shared a video on the X platform showcasing the Aditya L1 Mission.
The caption read, "Aditya-L1, destined for the Sun-Earth L1 point, takes a selfie and captures images of the Earth and the Moon."
These images will significantly enhance our knowledge of the Sun and contribute to advancements in solar astrophysics.
The video also featured glimpses of the VELC (Visible Emission Line Coronagraph) and SUIT (Solar Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope) instruments on board Aditya-L1.
These instruments captured images of Earth and the Moon on September 4, 2023.
The recent images of our planet and its natural satellite, as seen through the lens of Aditya-L1, have generated immense enthusiasm among scientists and space enthusiasts alike.
Meanwhile, Aditya-L1 carries seven payloads designed for studying various aspects of the Sun, including its photosphere, chromosphere, and corona. Additionally, it will measure fluctuations in magnetic field strength during its orbit around L1.