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.
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.
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.
To see more information on each image, click on the image to see it on Flickr.
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By Nancy Atkinson
- Nancy Atkinson is currently Universe Today's Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT's Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.