Image: The glare of the sun

Jan 31, 2011
Image Credit: NASA

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 to have a jewel-like appearance.

At extreme left, the lower slope of Cone Crater can be seen.

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