This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Full Moon

Full Moon

R340/0603

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

ECKHARD SLAWIK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ECKHARD SLAWIK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Full Moon. Image 8 of 15. Optical image of a full Moon fourteen days into its 28-day cycle. The Moon is full when its entire sunlit face is facing Earth. The phases of the Moon are due to it revealing different amounts of its sunlit face as it orbits Earth. The Moon is gravitationally locked to Earth, and always presents the same hemisphere to us. The dark grey areas are the lunar seas. They were formed early in the Moon's history by lava (molten rock) flowing into large impact craters and solidifying. The lighter areas are rocky highlands. Image taken on 16th June 2000. For a sequence showing the Moon throughout its cycle of phases, see images R340/596-610.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}