Tycho Crater Central Peak
On View at Museum in Washington, DC

A New Moon Rises

Views from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) has captured dramatic landscapes of the Moon for more than six years. A New Moon Rises showcases those breathtaking images from Apollo landing sites to majestic mountains that rise out of the darkness of the lunar poles. The 61 large prints presented in this exhibition reveal a celestial neighbor that is surprisingly dynamic, full of grandeur and wonder.

Location in Museum

Museum in Washington, DC
February 26, 2016
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Thomas Watters


This exhibition is made possible by the generous support of NASA and Arizona State University.


  • Giordano Bruno

    This crater on the Moon is about 21 kilometers (13 miles) across.

  • Malapert Mountain

    The Sun only grazes the horizon near the Moon's lunar poles. But because Malapert Mountain rises so high, it enjoys prolonged periods of sunlight.

  • Lava Flows on the Moon

    Smooth volcanic flows cover the floor of this shallow depression on the Moon.

  • Fresh Lunar Impact Craters

    Scientists can identify newly formed craters by comparing images of the same area taken over time.

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