lori-rocks:

just the moon - supermoon 2012 (by photography.andreas)

No, this is not the supermoon. Or at least “supermoon” has no meaning here. This is a composite image (aka “fake” or “bullshit”) that depicts a physically impossible scene. You could blow this up and find Photoshop artifacts in it, but that’s unnecessary—you just need to remember that moonlight is actually reflected sunlight, and with the sun behind it, the real moon would be dark and obscured by the sky glow (it’s called “new moon”) instead of shining as it does in this image. I’m disappointed that Discovery News, a science blog, would pass this along without giving it the critical eye first.

lori-rocks:

just the moon - supermoon 2012 (by photography.andreas)

No, this is not the supermoon. Or at least “supermoon” has no meaning here. This is a composite image (aka “fake” or “bullshit”) that depicts a physically impossible scene. You could blow this up and find Photoshop artifacts in it, but that’s unnecessary—you just need to remember that moonlight is actually reflected sunlight, and with the sun behind it, the real moon would be dark and obscured by the sky glow (it’s called “new moon”) instead of shining as it does in this image. I’m disappointed that Discovery News, a science blog, would pass this along without giving it the critical eye first.

(this post was reblogged from discoverynews)

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