Earthshine over the Alps

By: Christoph Malin


Region: Europe

Country: Switzerland

Date: 2014 January 2

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The young crescent moon appears in the evening sky of the Alps in Appenzell, Switzerland. While only a small percentage of the lunar disk appeared directly sunlit, the rest of the Earth-facing moon in the shadow of night is softly illuminated by the Earthshine. Click on the constellation icon above the image to see this Alpine scene before sunset.

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