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Beautiful moon's ashen glows

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posted on Mar, 24 2012 @ 02:32 PM

The phenomenon known as planetshine occurs when reflected sunlight from a planet illuminates the night side of one of its moons. Typically, this results in the moon's night side being bathed in a soft, faint light. The best known example of planetshine is earthshine, which can be seen from Earth when the Moon is a thin crescent. Planetshine has been observed elsewhere in the solar system: in particular, it has recently been used by the Cassini space probe to image portions of the moons of Saturn even when they are not lit by the Sun.


Beautiful moon's ashen glow examples:

Source: Cs.astronomy

Source: daylife

Source: Mick Hyde

Source: Jeff Eppinette

Source: Taha Ghouchkanlu


And, this is what you can also see, in a sense, during a lunar eclipse:

edit on 24-3-2012 by elevenaugust because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 24 2012 @ 03:09 PM
Thanks for those pics, I've always been fascinated by the moon and for the last four years about Venus. When I see Venus each night (when it's clear outside) is like it wants to talk to whisper something....I know sounds stupid but that's what I feel!

posted on Mar, 24 2012 @ 03:13 PM
Last nights moon was just as described. Beautiful. The sky is full of bright objects lately.

posted on Mar, 24 2012 @ 03:42 PM
Wonderful, thanks for the great pics.
Hopefully your excellent post will open some peoples eyes to the fact that there is no dark side to the moon.
Apart from the Floyd album that is!

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