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Waning Gibbous Moon (Labeled) - May 12, 2012 | by spacemike
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Waning Gibbous Moon (Labeled) - May 12, 2012

A less than stellar night for shooting the moon as a moderate level of cirrus clouds were present making for a less than clear shot. Tonight's Waxing Gibbous Moon, just one day before Third / Last Quarter is one of the best nights for scouting lunar surface detail and identifying features. SO many craters are easily visible and identifiable in the southern hemisphere in the area of the terminator. These include Gemma Frisius and Maurolycus in the shadows and Stofler/Faraday, Licetus, Heraclitus, and Cuvier along with nice views of Tycho, Orontius, Maginus, and Clavius.

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Taken on May 12, 2012