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A pretty thing:
Turned my bins towards the terminator on the waxing gibbous Moon tonight and watched sunlight kiss the peaks of the Jura Mountains behind the Bay of Rainbows still cloaked in the darkness of lunar night.
Craters Tycho and Copernicus were very bright and clearly defined. The rays of projects from Tycho were very obvious. The dark lava of Plato stood out as a tiny oval against the lighter uplands.
Nighty night stargazers.
George in bed in Lowestoft
Unfortunately, I missed close encounters of the Aldebaran kind. Sad to hear you have had an extended period of cloud. Hope things improve soon, forecasts aren't always right!
Weather in Lowestoft still good but Moon so bright everything else very washed out. Spent 30 minutes looking at the Moon through my big bins. Tonight Gassendi was on display. Very interesting effect - the rims of the craters from Gassendi to the terminator and south along the terminator were illuminated and looked like two bright straight lines at right angles.
The other very visible feature on display was the elongated crater Schiller looking like a dark scar in the brilliant white southern moonscape.
I love looking at the Moon through bins over a run of consecutive nights. (Weather permitting)!
The changes occasioned by variation in the angle of incident sunlight are quite fascinating.
I quite like the low magnification of bins (11x), as you can see the whole Moon on display at a glance but have to really focus and concentrate to pick out the detail.
Now off to bed
Best regards George