Nearly Full Moon

On the 20th, the moon was full. I had been really looking forward to it. Earlier in the month, I had pointed my camera into the skies and taken a surprisingly good picture of the moon. But it wasn’t full yet.

On the 18th, I got a good view. I thought I’d practice for the real thing on the 20th. Then the rainy season came and closed the skies. I stayed up late, even wokemearly to catch it on the horizon. No go on the 20th.

The 18 was good though. The result is what you see.

near_full_moon

When you blow it up, you can tell that some features are a little blurry. But still quite respectable. You can see the two or three features that I know, Tycho, the big crater in the bottom quarter. Copernicus, another big crater, in the upper left-ish corner. I still want to know where the crater is that knocked it out of orbit in 1999 though. And where is the moon base?

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