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Moon pic January 28, 2015

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posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 03:23 PM
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Hello everyone!

On my recent vacations, I took a pic of the moon with my Nikon Coolpix P510, just for fun. Today I show this pic to a friend, and when I made zoom in the south of the moon, something strange appears on the surface:

Zoom section



Zoom In



The original pic




If someone can help me with this, I will appreciate very much.

Cheers!

Francisco.




posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 03:26 PM
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Wow, I see it, whatever it is.

Edit to add: Okay, sorry I see you are new, my bad. it would help if you could tell what it is you think you are seeing.
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posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 03:33 PM
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I see a crater.



posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 03:35 PM
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Looks like a shadow that is part of a crater.

What is it you think you see?



posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 03:36 PM
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Yea that's a very interesting landscape of the moon.

Nothing more, nothing less.

Just its very own landscape



posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 03:36 PM
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Imagine how intresting the moon would look if it turned around



posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 03:47 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr
Wow, I see it, whatever it is.

Edit to add: Okay, sorry I see you are new, my bad. it would help if you could tell what it is you think you are seeing.


I was thinking that could be the wall of the crater, but it's show very strange to me. I would like to compare this part of the Moon with other pic of that day, but I didn't find another photo on the web.



posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 03:51 PM
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originally posted by: dreamfox1
Imagine how intresting the moon would look if it turned around


I hope that some day NASA or ESA could show us a detailed photography or video of the dark side of the Moon.



posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 03:55 PM
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a reply to: MorgothaM


I was thinking that could be the wall of the crater, but it's show very strange to me. I would like to compare this part of the Moon with other pic of that day, but I didn't find another photo on the web.

You mean "strange" as in squarish looking? I see that effect at the top of the moon in your pic as well. Its probably camera software trying to fit a square peg in a round hole…



posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 04:03 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: MorgothaM


I was thinking that could be the wall of the crater, but it's show very strange to me. I would like to compare this part of the Moon with other pic of that day, but I didn't find another photo on the web.

You mean "strange" as in squarish looking? I see that effect at the top of the moon in your pic as well. Its probably camera software trying to fit a square peg in a round hole…


True, that's a very good conclusion.



posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 04:06 PM
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This one doesn`t look like a crater......
I`ve no idea what this is on the Moon ?




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posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 04:43 PM
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originally posted by: MorgothaM

originally posted by: dreamfox1
Imagine how intresting the moon would look if it turned around


I hope that some day NASA or ESA could show us a detailed photography or video of the dark side of the Moon.


Here you go.

LROC Quickmaps

Areas imaged down to 0.5 meters per pixel.



posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 05:01 PM
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a reply to: MorgothaM

You have an awesome camera...



posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 05:07 PM
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I've checked with my protractor, and all four corners are exactly at 90 degrees. No idea what it could be, certainly retangular and the colour is something I've never seen captured before on the moon. (I jest sorry
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Nothing unusual though, it's the shadow of the crator, but looks longer and bigger because of the low relative angle of the sun. Like imagine how long your shadows get at the end of the day, that's why it seems more pronounced. Quite normal



posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 05:32 PM
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That's awesome. I don't see anything questionable in the area you drew the square around.



posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 06:16 PM
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a reply to: MorgothaM

That is one beautiful photo! However, I don't see anything "strange"...



posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 06:36 PM
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originally posted by: MorgothaM

originally posted by: dreamfox1
Imagine how intresting the moon would look if it turned around


I hope that some day NASA or ESA could show us a detailed photography or video of the dark side of the Moon.


Amateurs take pictures of the dark side of the Moon every month. Here's one:






posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 07:06 PM
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originally posted by: MorgothaM
Hello everyone!

On my recent vacations, I took a pic of the moon with my Nikon Coolpix P510, just for fun. Today I show this pic to a friend, and when I made zoom in the south of the moon, something strange appears on the surface:

Zoom section



Zoom In



If someone can help me with this, I will appreciate very much.

Cheers!

Francisco.


Lovely pic! I wish I could do that...

For starters, you're looking at the northern part of the Moon. North is down in your picture. Do you live in the Southern Hemisphere? It looks like that down there.

The crater in question is Goldschmidt. It is a flat-bottom crater 100km across (craters above a certain size have enough residual heat from the impact to fill with lava, causing the flat bottom). Here's an image of it from Google Moon (I rotated it so that North is down, to match your picture:



Note that there's a mountain range more than a mile higher than the crater floor to the southeast (upper-left in the image). That's what's causing that prominent shadow on the interior plain in your picture.

I love looking at the Moon through my telescopes when the sun is rising on craters. One thing to keep in mind when you see that low light angle is that the inside/bottom of the crater is significantly lower than the surrounding plain outside the crater wall. This can make the shadows more prominent than you would intuitively guess. Do a Google Image Search for "Lunar Crater" and you'll see what I mean.
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posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 08:51 PM
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originally posted by: Saint Exupery

originally posted by: MorgothaM
Hello everyone!

On my recent vacations, I took a pic of the moon with my Nikon Coolpix P510, just for fun. Today I show this pic to a friend, and when I made zoom in the south of the moon, something strange appears on the surface:

Zoom section



Zoom In



If someone can help me with this, I will appreciate very much.

Cheers!

Francisco.


Lovely pic! I wish I could do that...

For starters, you're looking at the northern part of the Moon. North is down in your picture. Do you live in the Southern Hemisphere? It looks like that down there.

The crater in question is Goldschmidt. It is a flat-bottom crater 100km across (craters above a certain size have enough residual heat from the impact to fill with lava, causing the flat bottom). Here's an image of it from Google Moon (I rotated it so that North is down, to match your picture:



Note that there's a mountain range more than a mile higher than the crater floor to the southeast (upper-left in the image). That's what's causing that prominent shadow on the interior plain in your picture.

I love looking at the Moon through my telescopes when the sun is rising on craters. One thing to keep in mind when you see that low light angle is that the inside/bottom of the crater is significantly lower than the surrounding plain outside the crater wall. This can make the shadows more prominent than you would intuitively guess. Do a Google Image Search for "Lunar Crater" and you'll see what I mean.


Thank you so much, now I can see why the wall of the crater looks like that, like a shadow of a tower or something like that. Every day you can learn something new


Best regards to all that reply, and yes, I love my cam too!
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posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 08:54 PM
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May I just say that is a tremendous picture of the moon. Beautiful both in contrast as in composition. As to what may or may not be an anomaly, I don't have any idea. What a great pic is all I can say!



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