Youngest new moon every photographed. (Credit: Thierry Legault) 2013-07-08. July 2013 Moon caught at the instant it was new, most nearly between the Earth and the Sun for that lunar orbit. Irregularities “are caused by the relief at the edge of the lunar disk”.
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Thierry Legault - World record : the youngest New Moon photo - July 8 2013
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This image shows the tiny lunar crescent at the precise moment of the New Moon, in full daylight at 7h14min UTC on July 8 2013. Credit and copyright: Thierry Legault.
"Earthshine" written by Neil Peart, Geddy Lee Weinrib, Alex Lifeson. It's on the album Vapor Trails (2002) by Rush. "On certain nights When the angles are right And the moon is a slender crescent . . ." Mona Evans, "Earthshine" www.bellaonline.c...
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What is earthshine? We can sometimes see a crescent Moon along with the night side of the Moon. The bright crescent is sunlight reflected off the Moon's dayside (moonshine). But Earth also reflects sunlight (earthshine), and in this case the light hits the Moon and dimly lights its night side.
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Moon lit by earthshine. The camera on NASA's 1994 lunar-prospecting Clementine spacecraft reveals (from right to left) the Moon lit by earthshine, the Sun's glare rising over the Moon's dark limb, and the planets Saturn, Mars and Mercury (the three dots at lower left).
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The Plane of the Ecliptic is shown in this camera image which reveals the Moon lit by Earthshine, the Sun's corona rising over the Moon's dark limb, and the planets Saturn, Mars, and Mercury. The ecliptic plane is defined as the imaginary plane containing the Earth's orbit around the Sun. Image Credit: NASA
These are all photos of the Moon but photographed in a variety of different wavelengths of light. The images are arranged from longest to shortest wavelength. Top row from left: Moon in radio waves, submillimeter light, mid-infrared, near-infrared. Bottom row: Visual, ultraviolet, X-rays and gamma rays. Credits (top): NRAO-VLA/U. of British Columbia, Mike Kozubel/MSX Project/NASA-Galileo. Bottom: Bob King/Southwest Research Institute/NASA-ROSAT/Dave Thompson-NASA-GFSC
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Lunar crater C. Herschel. It's a small crater named after Caroline Herschel, lying on on a wrinkle ridge of the lunar mare named the Dorsum Heim, which is in the western part of Mare Imbrium. It's a circular, bowl-shaped formation that has not undergone significant erosion. The interior floor has the same low albedo as the surrounding lunar mare. Mona Evans, "Caroline Herschel" www.bellaonline.c...
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Crescent moon and Coit Tower, San Francisco. Beautiful photo by David Yu, taken 2014-10-27. One of my favorite places.
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The “super moon” of August 2014 captured by Expedition 40′s Oleg Artemyev on the International Space Station. Credit: OlegMKS / Twitter
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August 10, 2014 ~ Supermoon photographed from the International Space Station... fading [Photo 2 of 4]
Diagram of the moon's interior structure. (Credit: NASA)
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Sunrise view of Tycho crater. The summit of the central peak is 2 km (6562 ft) above the crater floor which is about 4700 m (15,420 ft) below the rim. Tycho's features are steep and sharp because the crater is young by lunar standards, only about 110 million years old. Over time, micrometeorites, and not so micro meteorites, will grind and erode these steep slopes into smooth mountains. (Credit: NASA LRO) Mona Evans, "The Moon - Earth's Daughter" www.bellaonline.c...
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Shadows on the MoonCredit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Arizona State UniversityWednesday, July 6, 2011: On June 10, 2011, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter angled its orbit 65° to the west, allowing the spacecraft's cameras to capture a sunrise view of the moon's Tycho crater. Tycho is located at 43.37°S, 348.68°E, and is about 51 miles (82 kilometers) in diameter. The summit of the central peak is 1.24 miles (2 kilometers) above the crater floor. The distance from Tycho's floor to its rim is about 2.92 miles (4.7 kilometers). Tycho crater's central peak complex, shown here, is about 9.3 miles (15 km) wide, left to right (southeast to northwest in this view).
View of Tycho Central Peak The public was asked to select a favorite Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter image of the moon for the cover of a special image collection. After two weeks of voting, the public has selected this image of Tycho Central Peak as its favorite moon image. The stunningly beautiful Tycho Central Peak rests inside an impact crater and has a boulder over 100 meters wide (about 328 feet) at its summit. It showcases a breathtaking view of the lunar landscape.
Clerke Crater - named for 19th century Irish astronomer & writer Agnes Mary Clerke.The crater's interior wall has many distinct flows of granular material which narrow as they reach towards the crater floor. The debris appear more reflective than the rest of the crater wall, but it's not certain why. The crater located near the Taurus Littrow Valley where Apollo 17 landed in December 1972. Mona Evans, "The Moon - Earth's Daughter" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art32833.asp
Clerke Crater - named for 19th century Irish astronomer & writer Agnes Mary Clerke.The crater's interior wall has many distinct flows of granular material which narrow as they reach towards the crater floor. The debris appear more reflective than the rest of the crater wall, but it's not certain why. The crater located near the Taurus Littrow Valley where Apollo 17 landed in December 1972. Mona Evans, "The Moon - Earth's Daughter" www.bellaonline.c...
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Moon as Art: Help NASA Choose the Most Beautiful Lunar Image | Clerke CraterThis image shows debris flows from the edge of Clerke crater narrowing as they near the crater floor. Brighter areas are more reflective because they are rougher, possibly because they contain more boulders than the surrounding area. NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University | WIRED.com
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50 Amazing Facts About the Moon. This is an amusing infographic and generally accurate - but I think a few things are a bit iffy. Mona Evans, "Moon Madness" www.bellaonline.c...
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The difference in apparent size between the largest and smallest Full Moon is quite dramatic and similar to this side by side comparison of the lunar apogee/perigee apparitions from 2006. But seen in the sky many months apart, the change is difficult to notice. Mona Evans, "What Is a Supermoon?" www.bellaonline.c...
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Biggest Supermoon of 2013 The early morning hours of Sunday, June 23, 2013 the moon will officially reach its full phase and will be the closest (356,990 kilometers or 221,823 miles) and largest ‘supermoon’ of the year.
1st 360 Degree Color Panorama from China’s Chang’e-3 Lunar Lander. It shows the moonscape view all around the landing site after the ‘Yutu’ lunar rover left impressive tracks behind when it initially rolled onto the lunar terrain on Dec. 15, 2013. Mosaic [Credit: CNSA/Chinanews/Ken Kremer/Marco Di Lorenzo – kenkremer.com] Read more: www.universetoday...
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This image is a 360-degree panorama of the Chang'e-3, Yutu Rover landing site created by Ken Kremer and Marco Di Lorenzo. It was stitched from six individual pictures released to a state-run China news outlet. The initial panoramic was then enhanced to improve contrast, lighting and uniformity, which revealed more detail.
The Moon. (I can't find a credit line for these photos.) Note: The picture apparently showing a very large crescent Moon in an inverted bow above a setting Sun is an artistic image - not a real picture. It couldn't happen. Mona Evans, "The Moon - Earth's Daughter" www.bellaonline.c...
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//A collection of the best Lunar images, inspired by the "Super Moon" of May 5, 2012.
A collection of the best Lunar images, inspired by the "Supermoon" of May 5, 2012. Looking at the moon... someone else hopefully just might be looking at the same moon...
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I love everything about the moon and when I look up at the night sky I briefly feel at peace. I will get a gorgeous realistic full moon tattoo soon enough and these are all gorgeous inspirations :)
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A collection of the best Lunar images, inspired by the ---Supermoon--- of May 5, 2012. oh la Luna ❤
Can you spot the new crescent moon? 2014-01-01 (Credit: Rob Sparks) Mona Evans, "The Moon - Earth's Daughter" www.bellaonline.c...
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Can you spot the razor thin crescent Moon? Image credit: Rob Sparks.
Ultra-Thin “Young” Crescent Moon Sighted from U.S. Southwest
Chang’e 3 landing site in Sinus Iridum, the Bay of Rainbows. Also labeled is the crater named for Francesco Bianchini (18th century Italian astronomers) and crater Helicon (a sacred mountain in Greek mythology). Promontories honor Pierre-Simon Laplace (18th-19 century French astronomer and mathematician) and Heraclides Ponticus (Greek astronomer 4th century BCE). Mare Imbrium is the Sea of Showers. Mona Evans, "The Moon - Earth's Daughter" www.bellaonline.c...
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An annotated photograph of Chang'e 3's landing site, taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. The arrow at lower left, shows the locati...
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The thickness of the moon’s crust as calculated by NASA’s GRAIL mission. The near side is on the left-hand side of the picture, and the far side on the right. The near side has a thinner crust and bigger craters than the far side. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/S. Miljkovic) Mona Evans, "The Moon - Earth's Daughter", www.bellaonline.c...
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Global map of crustal thickness of the moon derived from gravity data obtained by NASA's GRAIL spacecraft.
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"The Waxing Crescent Moon" by Jacob Marchio (age 14). Highly commended in the Young Astronomy Photographer category. The image was taken three days after the new Moon. Mona Evans, "Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013" www.bellaonline.c...
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First ever look at the far side of the Moon. The photo was taken by the Soviet spacecraft Luna 3 on Oct. 7, 1959. The right three-quarters of the disk is the far side. A = Mare Moscoviense, B = Tsiolkovsky Crater with central peak, C = Mare Smythii (on the near side-far side border) and D = Mare Crisium (near side). (Credit: Roscosmos) Mona Evans, "The Moon - Earth's Daughter" www.bellaonline.c...
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The space probe Luna 3 takes the first photographs of the far side of the moon. The radio-controlled Luna 3 was part of the Soviet Union’s highly successful lunar program. October 7, 1959
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Dark side of the moon The moon is a familiar sight – at least, the face permanently turned towards Earth is. In 1959, the Soviet Luna-3 probe gave us a new perspective when it sent back this grainy picture of the lunar far side. It looks different from the near side as the crust here is harder and cooler. Subsequent missions have discovered an abundance of water located at the moon's poles. (Image: National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) Photo Gallery)
The first glimpse of the far side of the Moon, photographed from the Soviet Lunar 3 spacecraft in 1959 Picture: National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) Photo Gallery
A genuinely blue Moon over Watauga, Texas on 2003-10-30. (Photo credit: Tom King) The rare coloring was probably from tiny water droplets in the atmosphere which were the right size for this unusual filtering effect. Mona Evans, "Once in a Blue Moon" www.bellaonline.c...
Blue moon - infographic. Good, but it doesn't mention how the Moon can genuinely appear to be blue. Mona Evans, "Once in a Blue Moon" www.bellaonline.c...