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Moon Pictures, Good pictures of the moon

Welcome to this part of our astronomy website. Here are some of our favorite Moon Pictures. Feel free to download any of these great pictures of the moon to your computer for personal use. We are going to be adding more Pictures of the moon on this page soon. To view the Moon Pictures in full size just click on the pictures.

 Picture of the Moon
12 day old Moon. What comes into view now on the surface of the Moon are the magnificent ray systems from Crater Tycho (to the top of photo) and Crater Copernicus further down. This is light coloured material that was thrown out at the time of impact from a asteroid or comet billions of years ago. The fine rays were thrown over thousands of kilometres and we see them clearly now because they are fully illuminated by the Sun at this nearly full phase.

Lunar Eclipse

Just before 11.20 p.m. just a little sliver of light was left on the eastern limb of the Moon. Then the Moon entered fully into the shadow of the Earth (umbra) and immediately turned this beautiful soft golden colour in the sky which was a fantastic sight to see.

moon photo

3 day old Waxing Crescent Moon at higher magnification. We have the whole area of the lovely Lunar Sea of Crises (Mare Crisium) in view with its smooth surface and mountainous walls. The large crater to the south in the photo is Crater Cleomedes a very prominent crater (126 km) in diameter.

north pole moon photo

A scene you will probably never get to see, so take a moment and enjoy God at work at the North Pole.

This is the sunset at the North Pole with the moon at its closest point. And you also see the sun below the moon.

An amazing photo and not one easily duplicated.

moon and venus

The "dark side" of the moon is visible here, illuminated by Earthshine, the Sun's light reflected off the day side of the Earth.

Brilliant Venus, shining at magnitude -3.9, is visible to the lower left of the moon, which is just one day old.

 

moon landing
moon up close moon up close

Closeup of Moon map section designed to 'wrap' onto a GC-sphere

moon photograph
blue moon

The second moon in a calendar month is a blue moon. Here it really did go blue.

apollo moon picture

Apollo moon picture

map of the moon

Here is a map of the moon showing all the names of the places on the moon. Great moon picture.

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