ALAN DYER / VWPICS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ALAN DYER / VWPICS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
A panorama or mosaic of the 10-day-old gibbous Moon, on March 16 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 well placed the dawn sunlight. Tycho is brightening and its rays are beginning to light up and become more obvious splashing across the lower half of the Moon. At lower left on the terminator is the elongated crater Schiller. Above it on the terminator is the crater Gassendi. Above and left of centre is the crater Copernicus. At top the large crater Plato is prominent on the northern shore of Mare Imbrium. On the western shore of Imbrium the curving arc of Sinus Iridum is prominent. The Sea of Serenity is above centre and the Sea of Tranquillity is right of centre. This is a panorama, or mosaic of six images, for the southern, middle, and.
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