Artists’s impression of the Moon showing earthshine

This very realistic view of the Moon is a rendering based on detailed maps of the reflectivity and height of the lunar surface from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. The bright crescent is directly illuminated by the Sun but the rest of the disc is glowing faintly in light reflected from Earth — the earthshine.

Credit:

ESO/NASA/M. Kornmesser

About the Image

Id:eso1210d
Type:Artwork
Release date:29 February 2012, 19:00
Related releases:eso1210
Size:4000 x 4000 px

About the Object

Name:Moon
Type:• X - Solar System
• X - Illustrations

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