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See the moon glow with Earthshine over the next few days

Look low in the western sky after sunset over the next few days and you may catch a glimpse of mesmerizing Earthshine lighting up the young moon. 

The phenomenon occurs when sunlight is reflected off Earth and back toward the moon according to geophysicist Chris Vaughan, an amateur astronomer with SkySafari Software who oversees Space.com’s Night Sky calendar. The reflected light slightly brightens the dark portion of the moon’s Earth-facing hemisphere. 

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