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Hole Full of Shadow

Originally published February 28, 2010 LPOD-Feb28-10.jpg
image by Raffaele Barzacchi, Italy

We mostly observe areas of the Moon that are illuminated. but sometimes the lack of light creates patterns that are evocative and informative. Here the first rays of sunrise reflect brightly from the upper walls of Plato, and faintly from the exterior eastern rim. This emphasizes that the inner wall is steep and relatively smooth, accounting for the brightness, whereas the outer rim has a low slope covered with boulders and rubble.

Chuck Wood
I leave for the 41st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference today and will try to post some results from the meeting.

Technical Details
Jan 23, 18:38 UT. C14 XLT, f/20 + R+IR filter.

Related Links
Rükl plate 3

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