Hubblecast 130 Light: Hubble Studies the Earth during a Total Lunar Eclipse

Taking advantage of a total lunar eclipse in January 2019, astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have measured the amount of ozone in Earth’s atmosphere. This method serves as a proxy for how they will observe Earth-like planets around other stars in search of life.


Directed by: Bethany Downer and Nico Bartmann.
Editing: Nico Bartmann
Web and technical support: Gurvan Bazin and Raquel Yumi Shida
Written by: Bethany Downer
Music: tonelabs ( – Orion Fog. 
Footage and photos: ESA/Hubble, M. Kornmesser

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Release date:6 August 2020, 16:00
Related releases:heic2013
Duration:01 m 25 s
Frame rate:25 fps

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Type:Solar System : Sky Phenomenon : Eclipse : Lunar : Total
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