Charleston Lake
Imaging the Night Sky from Ontario Canada
Lunar Images
Images of Earth's moon
As the sun shines obliquely on the lunar surface, the shadows of craters, mountains and rilles show details not available at a full moon. This is most pronounced at the division between the illuminated and the dark portion, referred to as the terminator. Just like on earth, the longest shadows are cast when the sun is low on the horizon. For this reason, most lunar images are taken near the terminator. Throughout the lunar cycle, the terminator advances daily across the lunar landscape. Due to libration, the features can have a remarkably different appearance, from one lunar cycle to the next.

Hover your mouse over individual lunar images, to display the name of the feature.

Terminator illumination
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