The Moon (Latin: Luna) is Earth's only natural satellite, and the fifth largest moon in the Solar System. It is the only astronomical body other than Earth ever visited by human beings. The moon is the brightest object in the night sky but gives off no light of its own. Instead, it reflects light from the sun. Like Earth and the rest of the solar system, the moon is about 4.6 billion years old.
Shown are two views of the moon. The left view is the one observed with the naked eye using reflected light from the sun. The right view is a Shaded Relief Image, a view designed to better illustrate all the intricate details of the moon unseen with the naked eye. The models are alligned so that the same features can be compared on each model.
Models were created with Anim8or and overlaid with orthographic maps from NASA. Both are in scale of 1/1000 km #earth #earths_moon #luna #moon #moonlight #satellite #Solar_System #space