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Lunar X - 2020 OCT 23

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The Lunar X may be seen by telescopic observers in the Americas during the evening of Friday 2020 OCT 23 for an approximately four-hour period centered on 22:20 CDT (OCT 24 at 03:20 UT). The X should appear as the Sun rises on the clustered rims of the craters Blanchinus, La Caille and Purbach, while a waxing Half Moon graces the sky.

This is something to check-off from your astronomical “to-do” list. Photos and descriptions of the Lunar X would be welcome additions to this thread.

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Love seeing the Lunar X, another fun dimension to Lunar observations.

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I snapped this pic last year which shows some of the lunar alphabet:

 

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This isn’t lunar x but caught my eye tonight and looked extremely X-ish. I am trying to find out what this feature is but having no luck so far.

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We saw that as well. My son thought it looked a bit like a face but he is only 9...

I can't see it on the Lunar HD app, unless it's part of Montes Riphaeus.

Some great views had of the Jura mountains / golden handle tonight. 

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