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NASA Picture of the Day: Earthshine Moon over Sicily
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Why can we see the entire face of this Moon? When the Moon is in a crescent phase, only part of it appears directly illuminated by the Sun. The answer is earthshine, also known as earthlight and the da Vinci glow. The reason is that the rest of the Earth-facing Moon is slightly illuminated by sunlight first reflected from the Earth.
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Asteroid Flybys Over the next 7 Days
NameDateMin Dia. (m)Max Dia. (m)Rel. Velocity (mph)Miss Distance (miles)
(2017 VD)18th Oct18341144,86722,175,985
(2018 EB)19th Oct11024744,45637,951,460
416195 (2002 TR190)19th Oct36682037,44620,457,862
(2021 PH4)20th Oct16035922,3027,040,336
(2021 SN1)22nd Oct17338748,32615,352,849
(2021 NL2)23rd Oct16536930,15328,648,686
(2019 FM2)23rd Oct20044835,22234,407,312
(2016 NL56)23rd Oct17539230,19528,687,128
(2003 GG21)23rd Oct10724138,48711,899,958
162567 (2000 RW37)25th Oct27862230,22532,391,848
(2021 TK15)25th Oct11625958,94324,316,634