Clementine observes the Moon, Sun, and Venus

Clementine observes the Moon, Sun, and Venus

Fig. 5.24 . In this image, taken from the Clementine spacecraft in 1994, the Sun is just behind the Moonís limb, or edge, so most of the lunar surface is illuminated by light reflected from the Earth, known as Earthshine. Light from the Sunís outer atmosphere, the solar corona, produced the bright glow on the lunar horizon. The planet Venus is seen at the top of the frame. (Courtesy of NASA/JPL/USGS.)

Copyright 2010, Professor Kenneth R. Lang, Tufts University