Thanks to its different phases, the moon offers a varied astro-motif. In the intermediate phases, mountains and craters at the terminator (moon's shadow edge) stand out particularly vividly. When the moon is full, the lunar surface appears very flat and the brightness nuances of the mare and ejecta are clearly visible. In our latitudes, the full moon rises and sets at sunrise or sunset or at twilight. In photos, the sky then still appears colourful and stands out against the horizon without the moon being overexposed. This can be wonderfully combined with landscapes. In the crescent phases, depending on the weather conditions, the earth light, i.e. the light reflected from the earth, is still visible on the dark side of the moon.