New image captures 'impossible' view of the moon's surface

May 6, 2020
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Okay cool but let's all agree this has nothing to do with the Moon moving in and out of the "Earth's shadow"
 
May 6, 2020
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Okay cool but let's all agree this has nothing to do with the Moon moving in and out of the "Earth's shadow"
Agreed. Statements like "as the moon moves in and out of Earth's shadow" show a fundamental misunderstanding of what's going on and what causes the phases of the moon. The only time the moon is in the Earth's shadow is during a Lunar eclipse, and that only happens once every few years.

You'd think a science writer would be better informed than that.

I'm going to chalk this one up as a hastily written explanation, written under a deadline, rather than ignorance on the part of the write. (I've said dumb things myself like this, in the past, even though I knew better. Sometimes you just say something quickly and miss it during your proofreading pass, because you're in a hurry to get something out.)

As to the subject itself - this photo of the moon - that's amazing. That artist did great work putting that together, and it is beautiful.
 

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