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EarthSky // Today's Image Release Date: Jun 01, 2014

The moon, Jupiter and … a UFO?

Oh wait! It’s the glow of a firefly.

View larger. | Photo credit: Vincent Brady

View larger. | Photo credit: Vincent Brady

Thank you to Vincent Brady for sharing his photo with us. He wrote:

Earthshine is the term used when enough light bounces off of Earth and lights up the rest of a crescent moon. Here’s last nights moon, with Jupiter shining bright nearby, as well as a ufo. Oh wait! Of course it’s the glow of the firefly!

Lake of the Ozarks, MO

Here’s more about earthshine

Moon, Jupiter, Mercury west after sunset in early June

More photos by Vincent Brady

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