Sunday 7 February 2016

Earth shine

Moon.  Nikon D7000
11th January 2016

There was a very thin crescent moon this evening.  Just visible by eye was the outline of the disk of the moon; earth-shine providing a very feint illumination of the surface!

I guess that as the Earth is bigger than the moon, the light from a 'full earth' when seen on the moon must be much brighter than the light we get from a 'full moon'.   The moon is pale dust though which may reflect more; does 'earth shine' have a blue tint?

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