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41.7 x 45.2 cm ⏐ 16.4 x 17.8 in (300dpi)
ALAN DYER / VWPICS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ALAN DYER / VWPICS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
A panorama of the 9-day-old gibbous Moon on March 15 2019, showing the full disk and detail along the terminator, the dividing line between the day and night sides of the Moon where the Sun is rising as seen from the surface of the Moon. At bottom in the south, the large crater Clavius and above it Tycho in the Southern Highlands are ideally placed in the dawn sunlight. Above centre is the crater Copernicus with its eastern interior still in darkness. At top the large crater Plato is prominent on the northern shore of Mare Imbrium. The Sea of Serenity is above centre and the Sea of Tranquillity is right of centre. This is a panorama or mosaic of three images, for the southern, middle, and northern portions of the Moon.
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