Birth of the Moon
The formation of the Earth's Moon, viewed from close by
Birth of the Moon
Witness the formation of the Moon. The young Earth (right) is still surrounded by a ring of debris from which the Moon (left) has recently formed. The debris is the result of the Earth having been hit by a large protoplanet. This image appeared in Earth: The Life of a Planet, a book by Mike Goldsmith and myself.

Title: Birth of the Moon

Category: Solar System

Medium: 3DS Max, Photoshop

Date: 2011

Client: Kingfisher


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