Image Credit: NASA/STEREO

The Dark side of the Moon is the side that never shows itself. This awesome photo was captured by one of NASA’s (Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory) spacecraft, STEREO-A. It shows the side of the sun we can’t see right now from the Earth.

This image was captured on July 15th by STEREO-A while it orbits the far side of the Sun.

STEREO is the third mission in NASA’s Solar Terrestrial Probes program (STP). The mission, launched in October 2006, has provided a unique and revolutionary view of the sun-Earth system. The two nearly identical observatories – one ahead of Earth in its orbit, the other trailing behind – have traced the flow of energy and matter from the sun to Earth.

STEREO-A Spacecraft Returns Data From the Far Side of the Sun