The moon is Earth's only satellite, it is one of the largest natural satellites in the Solar System. The average distance of the Moon from the Earth is around 240,000 miles, or just over one light-second.
The Moon is thought to have formed about 4.51 billion years ago, not long after Earth. There are several hypotheses for its origin; the most widely accepted explanation is that the Moon formed from the debris left over after a giant impact between Earth and a Mars-sized body called Theia.
The Moon is in synchronous rotation with Earth, always showing the same face, with its near side marked by dark volcanic maria that fill the spaces between the bright ancient crustal highlands and the prominent impact craters.
Data captured 6th August, 2016.
This photo was taken just as the summer sun was setting over the rooftops visible from my bedroom window. The clouds cleared for a few minutes so I had to be quick to get this using a 35mm lens at f/1.8, ISO 1600.
Nikon 35mm f/1.8
This image was processed in Pixinsight & Lightroom.