A View of the Full Moon and Earth

view of the moon and earth painting
© Copyright 2021 – Present

Size: 6″ w x 6″ h
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description: A painting depicting the view of the full moon and earth as seen from the International Space Station. This small painting will not need a frame because the image wraps around the edges of the canvas support. However, it looks great framed if you prefer it that way! Hand-painted and signed by fine artist Teresa Bernard.

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painting with a view of moon and earth
Not to scale. Frame not included.

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Artist Comments

This painting of the full moon and earth is a view from the International Space Station (ISS). I composed it using a NASA photo. It was taken by an astronaut while looking out the window of the ISS towards the moon.

The full moon is pictured from the International Space Station | NASA

The painting and the photo I referenced make it appear that the Moon is in close orbit hovering right over the earth, however, I can assure you it is not.  The Moon is an average of 238,855 miles away, and the ISS is orbiting at about 250 miles above the Earth.

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“Stunning. You are uber-talented!” — David Bross, Science, Space & Technology News, Gab

“I am a member of the Planetary Society, and though I cannot speak on their behalf… I highly appreciate and approve of your paintings.” — Walleye696969, Science, Space & Technology News 🚀, Gab

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Fly Me To The Moon

Moon painting
© Copyright 2020 – Present

Size: 9″ w x 12″ h
Support: Canvas panel
Description: A painting depicting a bright orange full moon in the night sky with two egrets in silhouette perched atop a tree. This painting is composed on a quality canvas panel; it will need a frame before display. Hand-painted and signed by fine artist Teresa Bernard.

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painting a an orange moon
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Artist Comments

The most eye-catching feature of this painting is that big orange moon in the night sky silhouetted by an egret. Looking at it, one can easily daydream what it might be like to “fly away” to Earth’s only satellite and beyond. Sometimes I feel as if I should have become an astronaut instead of an artist.

The night sky is one of my favorite things. I love looking up at it to see the vastness of outer space, the faraway planets, the milky way along with all the stars and constellations, and of course, Earth’s moon in whichever stage it happens to be in at the time. I especially love seeing our moon shining so brightly it makes the night look like it’s daytime!

What Makes The Moon Appear In Different Colors?

A unique and beautiful feature of our moon is its ability to appear in different colors. In truth, the moon doesn’t really change color at all; it only seems to be changing color because we are viewing it through Earth’s atmosphere. As we view the moon, we look up through the various layers of our atmosphere and all the particles in it, such as dust, smoke, and pollution.

One other thing that affects the way we perceive the moon is its location in the sky. For instance, the moon often appears more yellow or orange when it is closer to the horizon. This is because the angle we see it through is a denser portion of Earth’s atmosphere. When the moon is in a higher position up in the sky or directly above us, we are looking through a much thinner layer of the atmosphere, causing it to be visible in its more normal color of silvery white or ash gray.

There is one more explanation that is more complex called “Rayleigh’s scattering.” This involves sunlight which is made up of a combination of different color wavelengths. When sunlight hits our atmosphere, Rayleigh’s scattering takes over and “scatters” the various wavelengths. Suffice it to say; this natural phenomenon causes the colorful sunrises and sunsets we get to enjoy every day. It is also responsible for making the sky look blue during the daylight hours and affects the moon’s color day or night. How this all works is fascinating.  Click here for more information on this phenomenon.

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Full Moon Rising

full moon rising oil painting
© Copyright 2013 – Present

Size: 20″ w x 16″ h
Support: Gallery wrap stretched canvas
Description: This is a painting depicting a full moon rising with a star-filled sky in the background. This artwork does not require a frame as the painted image extends around the edges of the canvas. Hand-painted and signed by fine artist Teresa Bernard.

See Artist Comments below for additional information regarding this painting.

painting of a full moon
Not to scale

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Artist Comments

Full Moon Rising was inspired by the east Texas moon. This is a painting depicting a full moon rising with a star-filled sky in the background. Ever since man first looked up at the stars, he has been fascinated by the giant sphere that hangs in the night sky above us, and this particular artist is no exception. My favorite time to take a walk is in the late evening before turning in for the night. I love looking up into the night sky and seeing the stars and the moon on a cloudless or almost cloudless night. I especially love the times when the moon shines so brightly it lights up the night to so it looks almost like day! Just one of the many “bennies” of country living.

The Far Side of the Moon

FYI…Did you know the common belief the moon has a dark side is a myth? The truth is both sides of the Moon see the same amount of sunlight. The Moon rotates around on its axis about once every 27 days. This is approximately the same amount of time it takes to orbit the Earth, which means the same side is always facing the Earth. Astronomers call this phenomenon “synchronous rotation.” Only about 59% of the moon is ever visible to Earth throughout an entire orbit. The rest of the 41% — the part we call “dark” — is the part we never get to see from Earth. The “far side” of the Moon has only been seen by the human eye from a spacecraft.

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Other Paintings Of Interest

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First Man on the Moon (2012) 
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Fly Me To The Moon
(2020)
9″ w x 12″ h
Space The Next Frontier oil painting
Space…The Next Frontier (2017)
24″ w x 18″ h

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First Man on The Moon

first man on the moon painting
© Copyright 2012 – Present

Size: 24″ w x 18″ h
Support: Gallery wrap stretched canvas
Description: A lunar landscape painting depicting the first man on the moon. This painting is a tribute to Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the surface of the moon. It does not need a frame because the composition extends around the edges of the canvas. Hand-painted and signed by fine artist Teresa Bernard.

SOLD: This painting has been sold to an art buyer in Pennsylvania.

Artist Comments

The First Man on the Moon painting is a tribute to American Astronaut Neil Armstrong. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first men to land a spacecraft on the moon. However, it was Armstrong who took that first step onto its surface. A third crew member, Michael Collins, was alone orbiting the Moon in the Command Module Columbia awaiting their return.

Armstrong was commander for the Apollo 11 lunar mission. In this historic mission, Armstrong became a global hero the instant he made that “one giant leap for mankind” with a small step onto the moon’s surface. The crew of Columbia took a TV camera with them so the world could watch as they spent about 2 hours on the lunar surface collecting soil samples and conducting a few experiments.

I was just a young girl the day Armstrong walked on the moon, and I don’t remember a lot about it, but I do remember watching the footage on TV. During that time, Armstrong and Aldrin also took photographs, unveiled a plaque to commemorate their flight, and planted the United States flag.

Armstrong died on August 25, 2012, at 82 years of age. I finished this painting a few months before his death.

About The U.S. Flag “Waving On The Moon”

An admirer of this painting asked about the flag. He wanted to know why it appears to be waving since  “… the flag would be straight and flat in space because there isn’t any wind. ”

I replied, “Yes, you are correct, and I had considered that when I was composing this painting.” I did some research on the matter before I started my work. This is what I discovered:

    • The NASA photo I used as a reference photo has ripples in the flag.
    • The flag pole itself has a crossbar at the top, which prevents the flag from drooping down.
    • Armstrong used a twisting motion to plant the flag pole into the ground causing the flag to wave back and forth. And since there is low gravity on the moon, what is set in motion tends to stay in motion for a very long time. When the photo was snapped, this created the impression the flag was blowing in the wind.

You can read more about Astronaut Neil Armstrong on NASA’s website: Neil A. Armstrong.

To find out more about the Apollo 11 mission, visit NASA’s website: Apollo 11 – First Footprint on the Moon.

See another space art painting I did called First Footprint on the Moon.

First Footprint on the Moon painting
First Footprint On The Moon (2012)
18″ w x 24″ h

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First Footprint on the Moon

first footprint on the moon painting
© Copyright 2012 – Present

Size: 18″ x 24″
Support: Gallery wrap stretched canvas
Description: A rendition of man’s first step onto the surface of earth’s moon.

SOLD: This lunar landscape oil painting was a commission and has already been sold to an art collector in Japan.

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I received my painting! Thank you very much, it’s a beautiful work of art! — P. Cooper, Yokosuka, Japan

Artist Comments

This painting depicts the historic event of man’s first walk on the moon. It is one of two custom paintings commissioned by an art collector living in Japan. The other painting is “Land Rover Tracks of Mars.”

Land Rover Tracks of Mars painting
Land Rover Tracks of Mars

Man first stepped on the moon on July 20, 1969. The iconic footprint depicts the infamous day when Neil Armstrong first put his left foot on the rocky Moon surface. The Apollo 11 crew had taken TV cameras with them, which meant people worldwide could watch when it happened. You can read more about this historic event on NASA’s website:  Apollo 11 – First Footprint on the Moon.

First Footprint on the Moon is my first painting of the space art genre. Since I have never been to the moon nor seen the iconic footprint in person, it required some research on my part to come up with this composition. First, I used a NASA photo of the footprint and spent time studying their photos of the moon’s surface to get an idea of what it would be like there. Then, for the background, I used photos of strange “alien-looking” landscapes found right here on earth to complete the composition. Then, I added the distant view of earth in the night sky to add the finishing touch. My client loved his painting when it was done. I love it too. He was so happy with it that he commissioned me to do another one for him. This time the setting would be Mars.

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