Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick
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Astro-image of the day: close-up of Moon crater Copernicus

Here's another Moon shot in honor of yesterday's eclipse. One of the Lunar Orbiter spacecraft took this close-up of the Moon in 1967 while searching for a landing spot for the upcoming manned missions:

Click the image to see a much larger image from NASA.

For scale, the crater is 50 miles wide.

Best,
Chris
Tags: astronomy
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