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The Eight Day Old Moon with Labels | by Amazing Sky Photography
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The Eight Day Old Moon with Labels

A panorama of the 8-day-old first quarter Moon on March 14, 2019, with labels, showing the full disk and extent of incredible detail along the terminator, the dividing line between the day and night sides of the Moon where the Sun is rising as seen from the surface of the Moon.


At bottom in the south, the large crater Clavius and above it Tycho in the Southern Highlands are ideally placed in the dawn sunlight. Above them is the dark slash of the Straight Wall in Mare Nubium. Above centre is the crater Eratosthenes with most of its deep interior still in darkness. At top the large crater Plato is perfectly lit as well with shadows stretching across its flat floor.


I have boosted the colour saturation and contrast somewhat to bring out the colour difference between the grey Sea of Serenity above center and the bluish Sea of Tranquillity right of centre.

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Taken on March 14, 2019