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Earthrise, from the Moon

If you go outside over the next few nights shortly after sunset and look east, you’ll see the waxing gibbous Moon rising. In the twilight you can see quite a few details on its surface with your naked eye. For example, most obvious are dark “seas” — actually called maria, gigantic impact sites that filled with dark basaltic lava. But looking through Earth’s atmosphere limits our view of the Moon, causing the view to boil and waver.
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