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Picture of an orange moon hovering over and reflecting in the icy waters around Antarctica
March 4, 2021

Antarctica Moon

The moon, lit by the coming sunrise, reflects in the icy waters around Antarctica. The continent is the coldest, windiest, driest, and darkest place on Earth.
Photograph by Maria Stenzel, Nat Geo Image Collection

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