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If you could travel to the moon, what the Earth and Sun look like? This animation will show you the view from the Moon, assuming you are always staring at the Earth. Take a look.
Here are some things to notice:
  • The brightness and darkness on the Earth are the "days and nights" you are passing over as you ride on the moon.

  • You see the Sun pass only behind the Earth from your view.

  • The big black dot that appears on the Earth from time to time is (your) shadow from the Moon. The shadow is cast when the Sun is behind you.

  • Be sure to notice catch your green city rotating by!

  • What about From the sun?

Click here to see a view of it all from the Sun...

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