Saturday, 19 November 2016

Anniversary Moon!

It's our 22nd wedding anniversary today - a watershed, since we were both married to our previous partners the same length of time! We're celebrating with a day in Suffolk, hoping to pick up a few of the winter specialities, as well as a walk around Rendlesham Forest so Linda can try out her infra-red camera.

The Moon was absolutely fantastic this morning: the three conspicuous craters Theophilus, Cyrillus and Catharina were close to the terminator, and you can easily recognise the fact that they are of different ages, youngest at the top, oldest at the bottom! Although 'super Moons' get the media attention, the full Moon is absolutely useless for astronomy, since there's no relief: a last quarter like this morning's is much better for picking out mountains, craters and other features.
 


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