Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Moon Shot

A shot of tonight's moon.  I was really fascinated by the craters that are most visible on the edges of the lit portion of the moon where you can see the shadows cast by the crater walls.  I also wondered what made those cool star burst patterns.  Apparently, both the craters and the large star patterns are caused when an asteroid or meteor hits the surface of the moon.  The star patterns are caused by ejecta, rock debris thrown up and out of the crater during the asteroid or meteor impact event.

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