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Earthshine

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

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