The moon (penumbra)

According to the Mirriam-Webster dictionary, a “penumbra” is:

  1. a) a space of partial illumination (as in an eclipse) between the perfect shadow on all sides and the full light
    b) a shaded region surrounding the dark central portion of a sunspot
  2. a surrounding or adjoining region in which something exists in a lesser degree
  3. a body of rights held to be guaranteed by implication in a civil constitution
  4. something that covers, surrounds, or obscures <a penumbra of secrecy> <a penumbra of somber dignity has descended over his reputation — James Atlas>

Examples of PENUMBRA

  1. <the lunar eclipse began with a subtle darkening of the lunar surface as it passed within the Earth’s penumbra>
  2. <a penumbra of despair fell over the doomed city>

I’m not sure whether this constitutes a penumbra but I thought it looked cool 🙂

The moon

The moon


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