Astronomy Picture of the Day: 4/1/13 – The Sun & Moon


As you’ve probably already realized, this image shows the Sun and the Moon, our two most prominent celestial objects. This picture series was captured by Alan Friedman in the same photo shot, capturing the Moon in the dark of night and the Sun in the morning light.


The Sun is our closest star at an average distance of 93-million miles from our pale blue dot. The moon, in contrast, is Earth’s only natural satellite and was most-likely made from the same material as Earth was after a Mars-size object impacted our forming planet some 4-billion years ago.

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