Stretch! Moon’s Divots And Darkness Collide In Pleasing Panorama

Nine shots of the Moon overlap in this view of the terminator taken Nov. 29, 2014. Credit: Roger Hutchinson

Nine shots of the Moon overlap in this view of the terminator taken Nov. 29, 2014. Credit: Roger Hutchinson

While space explorers often set their sights far out in the Solar System — or even beyond — we can’t forget the majesty of our next-door neighbor. The Moon, a mere three days’ flight away from Earth during the Apollo years, is an easy beacon in the darkness for anybody to observe. Even without a telescope.

Lately, several Universe Today readers have contributed awesome shots to our Flickr pool showing some close-ups of this barren world. Take the panorama above by Roger Hutchinson, for example, showing the view along the terminator (darkness-light line). And we’ve collected some more stunners below.

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