The Glare of the Sun
February 1, 2011
This view of Antares, the Apollo 14 Lunar Module as it sat on the moon's Fra Mauro Highlands, reflects a circular flare caused by the brilliant sun. The unusual ball of light was said by the astronauts to have a jewel-like appearance. At extreme left, the lower slope of Cone Crater can be seen.
Topics: Apollo 14, Apollo program, Moon, Fra Mauro, Fra Mauro formation, Apollo Lunar Module, Apollo spacecraft, ANTARES