Two doccies let us see the moon with fresh eyes
Very different but complementary approaches recall the historic first landing on the moon
What colour is the moon? Looked at from Earth, it’s brilliantly white, coldly luminous, silver to the sun’s gold. Looked at from closer — such as when Neil Armstrong emerged on to its surface 50 years ago — a drabber picture emerges.
The moon is asphalt-grey; its landscape may be one of “magnificent desolation”, as Armstrong’s fellow moonwalker Buzz Aldrin put it, but it’s rendered in charcoal.