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Astrophotos: Closeups of the Lunar Terminator

Closeup of the crescent Moon on October 12, 2012. Credit and copyright: Wes Schulstad

Closeup of the crescent Moon on October 12, 2012. Credit and copyright: Wes Schulstad

If you want to see detail on the Moon, usually the best times and places to look are when the Moon is in a crescent phase, and near the terminator. These recent images uploaded to Universe Today’s Flickr page will attest to that! Enjoy the views:

Closeup of the Moon showing Endymion, Atlas and the distant Mare Humboldtianum. Credit and copyright: Danny Robb.

Closeup of the Moon showing Endymion, Atlas and the distant Mare Humboldtianum. Credit and copyright: Danny Robb.

Lunar terminator mosaic, August 26th 2013. Credit and copyright: Russell Bateman.

Lunar terminator mosaic, August 26th 2013. Credit and copyright: Russell Bateman.

64% illuminated waning gibbous Moon on August 26, 2013. Credit and copyright: Themagster3 on Flickr.

64% illuminated waning gibbous Moon on August 26, 2013. Credit and copyright: Themagster3 on Flickr.

Plato to Aristillus to Aristoteles in Color - 8/26/13. Credit and copyright: Fred Locklear.

Plato to Aristillus to Aristoteles in Color – 8/26/13. Credit and copyright: Fred Locklear.

Waning crescent Moon on August 30, 2013. Credit and copyright: Sculptor Lil on Flickr.

Waning crescent Moon on August 30, 2013. Credit and copyright: Sculptor Lil on Flickr.

To see more information on each image, click on the image to see it on Flickr.

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Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also works with Astronomy Cast, and is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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  • Krishna Bhargava Anantharamaia September 2, 2013, 6:03 AM

    I want to land on the moon.

  • Dee Baig September 5, 2013, 10:10 PM

    Just amazing! Excellent work! Few things inspire as much as the moon. It’s the object always fascinating, always setting man to explore it, always personifying the word Beauty, always playing a special part in the fairy tales, mature writings, poetry and art and above all, always affecting our lives in many ways.

    The shot is superb. Dexterously done!

    DbaiG
    Bolee.com

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