NASA has released a unique view of the moon as it crosses between the camera and Earth. The NASA's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite.
The camera that took the shots is a 4-megapixel camera and telescope on the satellite that is orbiting 1-million miles from Earth.
NASA says EPIC always has a view of the fully-illuminated Earth as it rotates, which provides scientific observations of a number of atmospheric conditions. But it hasn't started regular observations yet. That will begin next month.
The images were taken between 3:50 and 8:45 p.m. EDT on July 16. You can see the moon moving over the Pacific Ocean near North America. NASA says the North Pole is in the upper left corner of the image.
The writeup by NASA explains how NASA gets the vivid colors from the camera in space: