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Share Your Story • Kevin Johnson • August 17, 2015

Lunar Terminator Glint

Lunar Terminator Glint

I captured this image of the moon with an iPhone and a Celestron 8" SCT telescope. The glint in the northern section of Mare Imbrium was very exciting (as an astronomy newbie, I thought I was looking at a TLP or a meteor impact.) After downloading the MoonGlobeHD app and comparing the fully illuminated landscape with this image, I was able to determine that lunar mountains Mons Pico and Pico B are in the same location, and are the same shape as the glint...mystery solved.

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