Crescent Moon and Earthshine

Crescent Moon and Earthshine

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Credit: DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Crescent Moon and Earthshine. View of a crescent moon in the sky. The bright sliver (the crescent) is directly lit by the Sun. However, the dimly lit side is illuminated only by sunlight reflecting off the Earth's surface, known as Earthshine.

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Keywords: astronomical, astronomy, crescent, earth shine, earth-shine, earthshine, horizon, illuminated, landscape, lit, lunar, moon, night sky, phase, phases, planetary science, reflected light, sky, solar system, space

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