MOON VIEWED FROM EARTH: Distance, Apparent Size and Phase


Image Credit: NASA/JPL Solar System Simulator developed by: David Seal

Upper Image FOV / Magn:  30° (degrees) / 1x (naked eye)                Lower Image FOV / Magn:  varies so Moon fills image

Simulator Image Notes:  1) Field of View is measured horizontally.  2) Eclipse shadows of are not displayed. 3) Light-Travel Time is not included in calculated times. 4) Moon is viewed with its local north "upward", i.e. in the 12:00 midnight direction.  5) Simulator expresses the phase (where applicable) as the absolute value of the phase angle.


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