Earthshine

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Juan Martínez

21st Century Realist

Earthshine

24 x 18 cms | 9 1/4 x 7 ins
Carbon, black, white chalk on hand toned paper

During a crescent phase, the disc of the moon (Luna) can often be seen against the blackness of space, instead of being simply a part of it. This faint illumination that enables us to see the entire disc on those occasions is actually light reflecting back from the Earth. Hence, Earthshine.