Inconstant Moon (#55)

1971-06stand-alone Short Story
All the Myriad Ways

Anthology, Best Science Fiction for 1972, edited by Frederik Pohl;
The Hugo Winners, Volume 3 edited by Isaac Asimov;
anthology, The Best of All Possible Worlds, edited by Spider Robinson;
paper, anthology, Heyne Science Fiction, Jahresband 1982, as "Weschelhafter Mond," by Wilhelm Heyne Verlag, München;
The World Treasury of Science Fiction, ed. David G. Hartwell, Little Brown 1989;
anthology, Armageddons, ed. Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois, Ace 1999;
anthology, Masterpieces, Orson Scott Card, editor, Ace, 2001;
Inconstant Moon
Best of Larry Niven, The
Stan & Leslie Hugo winnerEbook
Made into an episode of "Outer Limits," mid 1990s

This story raises the question: How would you spend your last night on Earth? When the Moon suddenly starts shining brighter, Stan and Leslie realize the sun must have gone nova and they only have a few hours until the Earth rotates into the deadly sunshine. This story won a Hugo Award and was made into an episode of The Outer Limits.