Thunder Moon


There were only a few moments of clear sky tonight before the clouds moved back in, and that piece of sky was washed out by the Full Thunder Moon (also called the Buck Moon).  The rays off of bright Tycho Crater (in the south highlands, just right of center) extend 1.500 km from the crater itself, and were formed by material ejected in the blast and falling back to the surface.  Even with the Moon’s low gravity, that must have been an impressive impact!

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