Animation showing predicted lunar surface temperatures during the upcoming eclipse on June 15 2011. Diviner is the only instrument aboard LRO that will be making observations throughout the entire eclipse period. For more information, read this article.
From Ancient Greek astronomy to modern day planetary science, lunar eclipse observations have been used throughout the ages as a means of formulating, testing and proving theories about our solar system.
The Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment is funded by NASA through the Lunar
Reconnaissance Orbiter Project at NASA Goddard.
The instrument is built and
operated by JPL.