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Skylab photo of full moon rising above airglow

Skylab photo of full moon rising above airglow

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Caption

Skylab space station photograph of the full Moon rising above the airglow of Earth's atmosphere. Reflection of sunlight colours the airglow blue for the same reason that the sky is blue seen from the ground. The photograph was taken during the second manned period on Skylab from July 28 to September 25, 1973.

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