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Originally posted by EnlightenUp
That isn't a hill, its a crater. The proof? Look at smaller object that cast shadows. The light source (sun) is approximately from the south-south-west.
...why is there always "few" photos release of the dark side of the moon... where the hell is the rest of the "thousands" of photos that are taken?!
Originally posted by weedwhacker
reply to post by General_Salazar
In the middle of the small crater is a strange shape that is symmetrical and partially covers the floor of the crater.
It's known as a "shadow". It is the shadowing of the small crater's rim, and the uneven surface of the crater's floor.
At the risk of repeating myself, the photos were taken whilst the Sun was at a low, or oblique, angle. This accentuates the shadows.
Compare to GoogleEarth photos....they are usually taken (or posted) when the Sun is nearly vertical, to minimize shadows. When GoogleEarth shows a car, in an image, we already know how large a car is supposed to be. A boulder on the Moon??? No frame of reference. We have to then understand the pixel resolution of the photo, etc......in order to guess at size. The shadows help, in those calculations.
Originally posted by sean
reply to post by scubagravy
When you look at this picture it's a crater with a shadow that seems completely normal but, then there is another crater impact within the shadowed part that is completely illuminated within the shadow of the larger crater! It doesn't seem logical to me and this picture is probably completely fake. A moon model and a little misplaced paint splatter