- Light coming from the Planet X body, striking a Moon and deflecting in the direction of Earth, has but one deflection to deal with - the single angle change from Planet X to the Moon to Earth's camera. Being a smaller body, the Moon in the camera will represent only those light rays that deflect from the Moon itself, a relatively small surface, and will not be scattered by dust as the Moons are not magnetic just as Earth's Moon is not a magnet, having a solid core as it does. Light coming from the Planet X body itself, highly magnetic and closely hugged by a red dust cloud of ionized iron ore dust, will have been deflected and bounced about repeatedly within the dust cloud, such that not only a larger area is represented to the camera, but at the same time all of this area is more diffuse, much light originally headed for the camera deflected away.
A headlight shinning through fog is diffuse, far dimmer to a distance viewer, as the light is deflected from suspended water particles in the fog away from the direct path straight-away from the headlight to the viewer. Should this fog only be in the proximity of the headlight, but another object to the side of the headlight catching the light and deflecting this to the viewer, it would appear from a distance as more distinct than the headlight itself! This is because light scattering through a fog, or a dust cloud, is bounced in ALL directions, lost, and the light deflected from the object to the side, if headed toward the eye of the viewer, will be deflected only once.
Thus, the Planet X body is becoming more diffuse, but represented over a larger area, and the Moons are becoming more distinct, during this period.