I just got off work, and on my way to the car I looked up and saw the moon, which was behaving oddly.
Its a crescent right now, and you can certainly see the side of the moon brightly lit by the sun, but, unless my eyes are playing tricks, I am seeing the rest of the moon as well, albeit much dimmer.
Whats the dope on this dim part? Is the dark side of the moon being lit up by sunlight that reflects off of earth? Or is it some sort of optical illusion that makes me want to complete a circle?
I kinda think its earthlight, but if it is, this planet is a LOT brighter to the naked eye than I previously thought.