Waxing Gibbous Moon Tonight

January 25, 2010 20:45 by scibuff

Here’s a photo of waxing gibbous Moon taken tonight at 19:20 GMT from Amsterdam.

At the terminator near the top, the edge Sinus Iridum (“Bay of Rainbows”), the plain of basaltic lava that forms a northwestern extension to the Mare Imbrium, is clearly visible. To the south of Mare Imbrium is a prominent lunar impact crater named after the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. Just past the terminator on the night side near the south pole is the Cabeus crater where the Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) ended its mission impacting the lunar surface on October 9, 2009.

Waxing Gibbous Moon Tonight

Photo of waxing gibbous Moon taken tonight through a refractor ATC Monar (D=70mm f/4.6) with Canon 450D, exp. 1/50s

The position of Cabeus Crater on Lunar sufrace

The position of the Cabeus crater with respect to Lunar maria (Click to embiggen) - Source: Virtual Moon Atlas