• Short Summary

    That is what the earth looks like from a distance of forty thousand kilometres.

    That picture?

  • Description

    That is what the earth looks like from a distance of forty thousand kilometres.

    That picture of our planet was transmitted by Soviet communications sputnik "Molnia-1" to reception points situated in different parts of the Soviet Union.

    Within the field of view of the television camera lenses on the sputnik was part of the earth's Northern hemisphere lit up by the sun, from Western Siberia in the East to North America in the West; from the Arctic Ocean to the Sahara Desert and the Indian Ocean.

    The adjustable lenses of the television camera enabled different areas on earth to be examined in detail.

    The lighter portions of the photographs are clouds and the darker ones are the portions of the earth's surface uncovered by clouds.

    Of great interest are the cloud vortexes, one of which was over Byelorussia at the moment the photograph was taken, and the other to the West of the Iberian Peninsula.

    Thus the "Molnia-1" combines with its principal job of maintaining communications the no less interesting job of scientific photographer.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA91B8LDTFAR4V7JPDEQ7SIK8F1
    Media URN:
    VLVA91B8LDTFAR4V7JPDEQ7SIK8F1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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