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Moretus crater seen from Earth

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Four large craters can be seen on this corner of the Moon, which seems covered by snow: Clavius​​ (225 km) Blancanus (105 km), Scheiner  (110 km) and Moretus (114 km). Moretus is near the terminator, and close behind him is a crater called Short.

Edge of the Moon gives us a relief that rises on the horizon, and these images are more than eloquent, if we look at the heights that deforms somewhat roundness of the Moon as we know it, if we would not look through a telescope.

Notice the ridges that rise on lunar horizon. Those are not mountains, but the western edge of Newton crater, located between Moretus and Klaproth
(119 km) If you fly over the Moon, you would see at the horizon such hights everywhere, but we on Earth are limited to see only a few, because it is always stands facing towards us.

Video:  Great video of south craters of the Moon.

Age Moon: 11 days
Distance: 386 658
Phase: 85% (0% = New, 100% = Full)

Info Moretus.
Coordinates70.6°S 5.5°WCoordinates: 70.6°S 5.5°W
Diameter114 km
Depth5.0 km
Colongitude7° at sunrise
EponymThéodore Moretus

Optical Telescope CelestronC8 "Newtonian, plossl20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Device: Sony CX-130
Video Mode: Full HD 1920x1080 progressive
Filter: no
Date: 23/03/2013
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing and editing: Registax 5, Sony Vegas 10

Image from July 20, 2011.


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