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maw lod qan

Mare Imbrium area.

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Got home past my bedtime, 7:30 - 8:00, and saw the clouds had moved out leaving the moon showing nicely in the evening twilight.

The terminator was positioned so the Mare Imbrium was perfect for viewing. To my surprise the air was clear enough I was able to use a 4mm and 1.5 Barlow.

Plato lacked detail being too far out of line with the terminator, but smaller craters like Le Verrier and Helicon were excellent!

This was the first time I just observed in some time, leaving the camera inside.

For almost thirty minutes I took in the smaller craterlets and distinct ridges that had formed on the lava surface.

Researching later, I found it amazing they believe this Mare was formed by an impact by a planetoid 50 miles in size.

Makes me glad we weren't around to witness the Heavy bombardment period!

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