Colorful Moon Mosaic

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Colorful Moon Mosaic


Explanation:

No single exposure can easily capture faint stars along with the
subtle
colors
of the Moon.

But this dramatic composite view highlights both.

The mosaic digitally stitches together fifteen
carefully
exposed
high resolution images of a bright,
gibbous
Moon and a representative background star field.

The fascinating color differences along
the lunar surface are real, though highly exaggerated,
corresponding to regions with different
chemical
compositions
.

And while these color differences are not visible to the eye
even with
a telescope, moon watchers can still see a dramatic
lunar presentation
tonight.

A partial eclipse of the Moon will be visible
from Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.




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