Sunday, 17 April 2011

The Moons North Pole

Moon North Pole 16 4 2011

As the Moon orbits the Earth it “wobbles” or librates – which means that, from Earth, we can see up to 59% of the surface (But never more than 50% at any one time – He He!!).  This picture shows the extreme North West of the Moon (The  moon’s North Pole is just about at the top RH corner of the picture) and there are several craters etc. visible that are not normally on view.

18 pane mosaic taken with SW180 PRO and SPC900 webcam 600/1200 frames stacked.

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