From the May 2010 issue

Why are all moon photos in black and white, and yet other planets show color?

David Winckle, Caloundra, Australia
By | Published: May 24, 2010 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
July 2010 colorful moon
One of the most colorful images taken of the Moon, this NASA compilation shows shades of green and brown in addition to gray.

Many Moon photos are actually color images! Unfortunately, unlike the planets, the Moon’s surface has no brightly colored areas. Most of its color is a mix of dark browns, grays, or black.