Saturday, 21 June 2014


The southern regions of the Moon are fascinating to explore. Favourable libration can give an 'astronauts-eye' view of the site, revealing majestic terrain. Newton lies at 75 degrees south: a complex mix of multiple crater impacts. Z to Z1 is the rim of an ancient impact that contains the many overlapping Newton craters. More work is needed to sort-out the complexities of interlocking rims and collapse formations. Moretus, by contrast, stands in majestic isolation - a text-book crater with a range of terraces and slippage features on its inner walls. Sunrise lighting enhanced the scene. 

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