Lunar Day Seventeen

  • Tammy Plotner
Part of the Astronomer’s Pocket Field Guide book series (ASTROPOC)


Tonight, let us first take a quiet journey on the lunar surface as we view an area highlighted by sunset - the Caucasus Mountains (Figs. 18.1 and 18.2). Easily spotted in both binoculars and small telescopes, this range towers some 5,182 m above the surrounding plains - making its peaks as high as Mount Ararat. As the shadows throw the rugged terrain into bold relief, take the time to enjoy watching nightly as the terminator moves along the lunar surface. As time passes you can follow the mountain’s shadows shortening and details emerging. It is a very peaceful experience…


Lunar Surface Impact Crater Western Shore Rugged Terrain Caucasus Mountain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CaledoniaUSA

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