TITLE

Sunlight splashes on the Sea of Serenity

PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Astronomy;Oct2009, Vol. 37 Issue 10, p45
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses where to see sunlight splashes during October's Full Moon. The sun emits long, thin rays of light which illuminate dark patches on the moon including areas of lunar lava. Topics include a brief description of the equipment observers will need to view sun rays, including a neutral density filter for their telescopes, the most impressive rays, such as those that shine on the moon's crater Tycho, and why Tycho's rays are so bright.
ACCESSION #
43675159

 

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