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I saw an intriguing Moon image the other day and I had to try for myself. This is the result:

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This image is made from 6 sections of the near side from Quickmap. The background is from a Stellarium screenshot.

The 6 Moon images were merged into a large panorama image. The result was duplicated to a second layer which was made darker. Then a mask was applied. The terminator could have been anywhere.

Have a look at full screen. I got the inspiration for this image here.

I think I'll try another one tomorrow, maybe using the same mask but different processing.

Thanks for looking!

 

 

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In this one the dark side is Quickmap's  albedo map.

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The editing is not difficult, but with the Moon's nutation changing every day it's going to prove difficult to find matching images for the dark and bright sides. 

This is how I did the disk, with layers and mask, but reduced to 1024 px wide to bring the file size down: Explained.psd

 

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