ISRO shares images of Moon, Earth captured by Chandrayaan-3

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has released images of the Moon and the Earth that were captured by the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft.

ISRO releases images of Moon and Earth as captured by Chandrayaan-3. Photo Courtesy: ISRO Twitter page

India's third lunar mission was launched from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, on July 14.

Chandrayaan-3 has moved to the Moon's surface and it was inserted into the Lunar Orbit on August 5.

The first image as shared by ISRO is of the Earth as viewed by the Lander Imager (LI) Camera.

The photo was taken on July 14, when the Chandrayaan-3 was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.

The second image of the Moon was captured by the Lander Horizontal Velocity Camera (LHVC) on board the spacecraft on August 6.

ISRO tweeted: "Chandrayaan-3 Mission: viewed by Lander Imager (LI) Camera on the day of the launch, along with earth's symbol & imaged by Lander Horizontal Velocity Camera (LHVC) a day after the Lunar Orbit Insertion–image of moon."

The Lander Imager (LI) camera on Chandrayaan-3 was developed by Space Applications Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad, and Lander Horizontal Velocity camera by Laboratory for Electro-Optics Systems (LEOS), Bengaluru.

ISRO had earlier released a video of the Moon, as viewed by the Chandrayaan-3, during Lunar Orbit Insertion, which took place on August 1.

On August 9, ISRO carried out the third orbit reduction manoeuvre of Chandrayaan-3.

Chandrayaan-3 is just 1,437 km away from the Moon currently.