From Earth to the Universe: Picture of the day


FULL MOON

A familiar sight to us all, the full moon graces the night sky every 29 days. The landscape is a mixture of bright highlands and dark, lava-filled seas, both of which show the scars of large impact craters and rays of ejected material.

Credit: Image made in visible light by Russell Croman.

In 2009, the "From Earth to the Universe" project brought astronomy to millions of people around the world. Take a tour of just some of the locations in a short video on the FETTU Highlights page.