Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sunrise and sunset at Alpine Valley

Updated Thursday, September 30, 2010 1640 UT

The Alpine Valley at sunrise, from an outstanding mosaic of LROC Wide Angle Camera (WAC) observations swept up in successive orbital passes January 6, 2010. Processed by Maurice Collins, the work was posted as Lunar Picture of the Day (LPOD) September 30, 2010, and directly juxtaposed against one of the finer amateur observations offered by Jocelyn Sérot [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University/LPOD/ILUJ].

The simulated view from the Vallis Alpes flyover, produced from SELENE-1 (Kaguya) Terrain Camera data in 2008; the 134 km length northeast from Mare Imbrium [JAXA/SELENE].

Additional Reading:
Really, Really Close-Up on the Alpine Valley
December 18, 2009

First Global Stereo-Imaging of the Moon
June 13, 2009

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