this is great.. i'm suprised it hasn't gotten more comments, but i suspect thats because you wouldn't see it animated in the thumbs section since their resized and load so slow.
as for the lighting, i like it the way it is.
cool I like the textures
lighting is just a little bit too much though
I do it all the time too its just the moon would look
better if the edges on the shadow side were not as apparent.
great animation though
I like it a lot
i'm not sure what you mean about the lighting/shadow... that shadows really soft, i used a handful of lights to keep it from being a hard edge...
in fact i think it's a little too soft, the edge is a little harder in actual photographs
the biggest issue with the look is the way it reflects light though, higher-res it looks very metallic, and even like this it's not as white or as contrasting as it really is...