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.
About the Image
|Release date:||29 February 2012, 19:00|
|Size:||4000 x 4000 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• X - Solar System|
• X - Illustrations