Crescent Moon from Earth orbit, artwork

Crescent Moon from Earth orbit, artwork

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Credit: DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Crescent Moon from Earth orbit, computer artwork. The non-sunlit Earth-facing parts of the Moon are being illuminated by sunlight reflected from the Earth, a phenomenon known as 'Earthshine'. The phases of the Moon occur as it moves into and out of the light of the Sun as it orbits the Earth. The thin blue haze seen along the Earth's limb is its atmosphere, which fades out into space around 100 kilometres above the surface.

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Keywords: artwork, astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, atmosphere, atmospheric gases, crescent, earth, earth observation, earth orbit, earth science, earth shine, earth's limb, earth-moon system, earthshine, from space, geographical, geography, haze, illustration, moon, nature, planet, reflected sunlight, sciences, solar system, space, stars

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