View of lunar surface taken from Apollo 8 spacecraft
View of the lunar surface as photographed from the Apollo 8 spacecraft. Zero-phase bright spot. With near vertical sun illumination, topographical detail is washed out and differences in surface brightness are acentuated. the numerous small bright-halo craters become conspicuous. A few larger craters have extremely bright inner walls that are commonly streaked by darker material. The bright glow near the conspicuous bright-walled crater is a halo that surrounds the position of the spacecraft shadow.
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