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Sunday, 1 March 2020

Moon close up! An apparent slip fault

I decided to take some photos with a bigger lens (500mm & 1.4 converter) and noticed that I'd captured a fascinating feature: a linear structure near the crater Burg, on the Lacus Mortis (a bay of the Mare Frigoris)

It looks very much like the famous 'Straight Wall', a slip-fault on the Mare Nubium, near the crater Arzachel, so I'm guessing that's probably what it is - although it's not shown on any of my lunar atlases!

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