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What it looks like from the Sun

If you could travel to the Sun (it would be too hot to live!), what the Earth and Moon look like? This animation will show you the view from the Sun, assuming you are always staring at the Earth. Take a look.

Here are some things to notice:
  • The Earth and Moon are always brightly lit from your view (you are supplying the light afterall).

  • You see the Moon pass between you and the Earth, and disappear behind the Earth.

  • You can see where day and night comes from: it is daytime in the green city when you see it, and nighttime when you don't (when the city is on the far side of the Earth, not getting any of your sunligt). behind you.

Click here to see why phases of the moon occur...

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