The moon and the planets

, Volume 27, Issue 2, pp 143–163 | Cite as

Thermoluminescence of the lunar surface

  • Marie-Lise Chanin
  • Véronique Lepine
  • Jacques E. Blamont


Observations of the lunar luminescence are reported for a dozen of specific Moon features using the ‘line-depth’ method with a high resolution spectroscopic technique. The data indicate a variation of the Moon proper emission as a function of the phase angle which is interpreted as a proof of the thermoluminescent origin of this emission.


High Resolution Phase Angle Spectroscopic Technique Lunar Surface Proper Emission 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marie-Lise Chanin
    • 1
  • Véronique Lepine
    • 1
  • Jacques E. Blamont
    • 1
  1. 1.Service d'Aéronomie du CNRSVerrières-Le-BuissonFrance

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