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Proof the moon is really big

Proof the moon is really big
NASA Image

The moon...is big.

Exactly how big was on display last month during the total solar eclipse over Asia.  This photo above from a MTSAT satellite shows the shadow of the moon on the Earth during the peak of the eclipse.

 You can find a higher resolution of the image here: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=39520

And here is the main EarthObservatory page, which features a cool image from outer space each day!

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/