October 3, 2013
Part of an Unseeable Universe
image by Howard Eskildsen
Few people see this part of the Moon at this phase. It requires getting up before dawn and having a clear view towards the eastern horizon. As I get older I've found that getting up before dawn has gone from being nearly impossible to almost unstoppable (whether I want to or not). But I live on the western side of a north-south running Main St. in a small town with facing buildings and hills totally blocking the lower 25°-30° to the east. To see that sky requires not just lugging a telescope from the back yard to a front sidewalk but getting in car and driving somewhere. Thus, that time & place of the universe remains unaccessible to me. So I appreciate Howard's image and hope you do too. (I assume everyone can identify at least one crater here - its almost unfamiliar terrain and not easy.)
Sorry for the delay - I completed this last night but forgot to post it!
21st Century Atlas chart 28 & L7.
Yesterday's LPOD: Planning a Trip
Tomorrow's LPOD: Raising the Bar