Saturday, November 21, 2015

Lunation 196: The 9-Day-Old Moon

The Moon, aged 9 Days. We've missed a few images due to overcast and rainy weather here in coastal Virginia, but tonight Luna shone bright in a clear sky as members of the VPAS (Virginia Peninsula Astronomy/ Stargazers) group--and a few members of the Public--met at Grundland Park (Hampton) to enjoy a few hours' observations.

I was particularly fascinated by the sight of craters Copernicus (left of center) and Clavius (far to the south); they've recently emerged from darkness and are nicely accentuated by the sharp shadows cast across their floors. Beautiful!

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