Moon - December 3, 2011

     

Moon - December 3, 2011

This image of the waxing, slightly gibbous Moon was taken after public viewing on December 3, 2011, at 7:50 pm, with the 85mm Televue telescope.  The broad, smooth maria are visible at top, and white Stevinus Crater to the lower right.  Heavy cratering is seen in the lunar highlands along the terminator. 

Image Number: WEB12238-2011
Credit: Image by Geneviève de Messières, Smithsonian Public Observatory Project
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