Physics Photo of the Week
You selected Answer A: The Moon lies partly in the Earth's shadow.
Apparently you have confused a lunar eclipse with the crescent
Moon. Please see the recent lunar
eclipse PPOW of March 3, 2007 (posted March 9, 2007) .
Also compare the moon emerging from Earth's shadow from the March 3
eclipse with the December crescent Moon below.
The Moon is partially covered by Earth's shadow. Notice how
little curvature there is to Earth's shadow.
Moon. Notice the curvature of the terminator - the line dividing
the light and dark parts of the Moon.
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