Terraformed moon landscape from the CCC century. The regolith has been oxidized and weathered by the new conditions, so it's no longer sharp and gray. This new moon is still a dry and dusty world, and sandstorms are very frequent due to the low gravity, high air density (.5 atm) and the strong air currents caused by the great temperature differential between the night and day sides.
Most of the surface is still desert and devoid of plant life, and the atmosphere is mainly nitrogen and carbon dioxide, without enough oxygen to sustain higher lifeforms.
Along with Earth, Venus is visible too. I just love Venus. I try to put it in every painting I can.
Originally I wanted to add fractal patterns of light dots from futuristic cities on the night side of Earth; covering the continents and large portions of ocean, but I liked more this way.
Besides, by this time humanity has already terraformed Mars, Venus and the Moon, so Earth has been heavily depopulated and restored to an almost pristine state.
Most of mankind lives on the terraformed worlds, the asteroid belt, the moons of the gas giants and hundreds of thousands of artificial space habitats. There are even a few colonies on extrasolar planets orbiting the nearest stars.
This piece was remade a year and 5 months after its creation. This is the remake.