What Are Examples of Nonluminous Objects?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 3, 2020 4:19:24 PM ET
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The moon and Earth are examples of non-luminous objects. Non-luminous objects become visible only when they reflect light produced by a luminous object. A luminous object, such as the sun, emits its own light, because it has its own source of energy.