At sunset, the crescent moon reflected in the intertidal flats. The moon does not produce light. We see the moon because of reflected sunlight.

In this photo, only the crescent is really bright, but the further shape of the moon can easily be seen behind the shadow of the earth.

Earthlight © Harold Davis

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  1. Earthlight photo shows interesting colors. The last sentence mentions “shadow of the earth” but that is not correct. I might be able to explain it to you but I think you can to figure it out.
    Leonard Schrock

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