Space History Photo:
The Apollo 14 module is pictured on the moon.
Credit: NASA.

In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, Apollo 14 Lunar Module "Antares," pictured on Feb. 5, 1971, which is reflecting a circular flare caused by the brilliant sun. The unusual ball of light was said by the astronauts to have a jewel-like appearance. At extreme left, the lower slope of Cone Crater can be seen.

Each weekday, looks back at the history of spaceflight through photos (archive).