October 9, 2010
A Moment of Peace
image by Philip Morgan
Sometimes whilst studying the moon I am confronted with a little gem of a region that draws me in and makes me want to step out onto the lunar surface and have a walk around. This was one of those occasions, and I felt compelled to try and reproduce on paper what I was seeing for others to share and enjoy,
It’s moments like these when all thoughts of scientific research or discovering something new or interesting are completely forgotten and you remember just what it was that attracted you to looking at the Moon in the first place. A moment of peace and calm when you can quietly stop and reflect on the sheer majesty and grandeur of the vista that confronts you. I could almost feel those lofty lunar peaks reaching out to me as they caught the last few rays of a lunar day.
My drawing has no scientific value, and I don’t care – not everything of value to us has to be new or different – sometimes just a little memento of a special moment is more than enough!
Carpathian Mountains and Gay Lussac.
2 Oct 2010, 3:30 to 4:10 UT. 305 mm f/5 Newtonian x400.
Rükl plate 31