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Earth and Moon. Artwork of a crescent Moon (lower right) seen from Earth orbit. The Moon's diameter is around a quarter of that of the Earth, but it orbits the Earth at a distance of around 385,000 kilometres, appearing about the same size as the Sun. The Moon's phases are seen as it moves in and out of the light of the Sun as it orbits the Earth. Several large cyclonic storm systems (hurricanes) are seen on the sunlit part of the Earth.
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