Earthshine (image) Washington University in St. Louis Caption Taken from Esfahan, Iran, planet Earth, this image captures Earthshine, light from Earth illuminating the Moon's night side. An observer on the Moon looking our way at the same moment would have seen a brilliantly lit, nearly full Earth. Credit M. Taha Ghouchkanlu Usage Restrictions please credit Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.