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Half the moon always faces us. And half the moon is always lit by the sun. But, in the language of astronomers, there are no ‘half moons.’
That glow over the unlit part of a crescent moon – called earthshine – is light reflected from Earth.
An astrophotographer in France captured an amazing photo of the moon at the precise instant of new moon.
Hare and Dove at Orion’s feet
Ice circles in Syracuse, New York