That's a very good observation!
Thanks, Matthew!
I felt that something else was wrong about the light: the very right side was much brighter then the center: as in case of an object lit from the right. But I didn't look at the shadows.


 Matthew Hunt Wed, 07 Feb 2018 10:37:52 -0800 wrote:

Definitely not a lunar eclipse. Besides the reason you give, lunar eclipses
take place at the full moon, resulting in direct, flat light on the moon.
But the craters in this picture have shadows to one side, consistent with
the apparent phase.

On Wed, 7 Feb 2018, Igor PDML-StR wrote:

... or rather the photo title.

While looking at the moon photos of Peter Lik, I've found one
more photo that I suspect to be fake. Well, not the photo itself, but what
it claims to be.

This one is titled "Lunar eclipse". My claim is that it is not an eclipse.
Rather, it is just one of the lunar phases.
An eclipse is a shadow of the Earth. So, the dark-light boundary has a
circular shape, not a straight one as here.
The straight line is consistent with the light source (sun) being
on the right, at about 90 degrees.

See lunar eclipse photos here:
(you'd need to "click-scroll" to the right to #4, 5, 7)
or here:

I wonder what PDML astro-enthusiaststs think about that?


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