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Moon from Earth. A view at twilight of the full Moon over a city. To the bottom-left of the Moon can be seen Jupiter. Neither the Moon nor Jupiter produce their own light, but they can be seen because they reflect the light of the sun. The dark areas, or 'seas', which can be seen on the Moon are the remains of ancient plains of lava. The craters which can also be seen are the result of impacts from meteorites. Our planet has been subjected to a similar bombardment, but the process of weathering has destroyed most of the evidence. Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, can be observed for several months each year. Photographed over Vancouver, Canada.
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