Earthshine

26/03/2020
The two day-old crescent Moon is only 5% illuminated by the Sun. To an observer on the Moon, Earth would appear 95% full and more than 40 times brighter in the lunar sky than a Full Moon appears in our sky. That sunlight reflected from Earth faintly illuminates the night side of the Moon. This image was captured with my Canon 5D MkIV camera and 400mm lens with a 1.4x teleconverter, giving an aperture of F/8. To correctly expose both the day and night sides of the Moon, I bracketed three exposures at ISO 6400: 1 second, 1/8th second and 1/60th second. I merged the three frames manually in Photoshop to show the Moon as I saw it.