This image was taken by Clementine as it came over the north lunar pole at the completion of mapping orbit 102 on 13 March 1994. The angular separation between lunar horizon and Earth has been reduced for illustration purposes.
Faked Moon Landing? New Technique Analyzes Shadows To Spot Photo Fakes Take for example the iconic 1969 photo of NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin posing on the surface of the moon. “The shadows go in all kinds of different directions and the lighting’s very strange…but if you do the analysis [with our software], it all checks out,” O’Brien said.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is mapping moon craters that have never seen the light of day. See how the powerful probe can peek inside the moon's permanent lunar shadows. - Credit: NASA/GSFC/SVS