good morning. Today, November 16th, we are looking at our closest heavenly neighbor, right near our homes.
This lunar band marks the vast lava plains of Mare Imbrium. A large semicircle takes up most of the photo.astronomers and planetary scientists believe This landform was formed when a protoplanet collided with the moon about 3.9 billion years ago.
Another notable feature in this photo is the large Plato crater near the summit. It has a diameter of 101 km, and if you look closely you can see the long shadow cast by the mountains on the eastern rim of the crater. Wouldn’t it be fun to climb these peaks?
This photo was posted by Katie from Katie’s Observing Log, and she took this image with her Celestron NexStar 8-inch telescope.
“We installed it in our driveway on October 22nd,” Katie said. “We live in the suburbs and there is a lot of light pollution, but the moon and planets are very bright so we don’t have to worry about light pollution. We were planning to photograph Jupiter, but we had to change some parts of the photograph. “I did it.”
Sometimes accidental astronomy is the best astronomy.
sauce: Katie’s observation diary.
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