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Stranger still, moondust might gather itself into a sort of diaphanous wind. Drawn by differences in global charge accumulation, floating dust would naturally fly from the strongly-negative nightside to the weakly-negative dayside. This "dust storm" effect would be strongest at the Moon's terminator, the dividing line between day and night.
Above: In 1968, on many occasions, NASA's Surveyor 7 moon lander photographed a strange "horizon glow" after dark. Researchers now believe the glow is sunlight scattered from electrically-charged moondust floating just above the lunar surface.
Originally posted by kalunom
Originally posted by Phage
According to the chart you linked, the full Moon occurred on the 23rd at 23:54. The 2nd EVA ended on the 20th at 07:44. I make that to be about 16 hours before the "crossing".
The ascent module lifted off at 14:25; 8.5 hours before the "crossing".
Sorry. They weren't there at the time.
Cutting that slice pretty dang thin, I'd say.
That's kinda what I thought. I mean, what if something went wrong and they weren't able to escape in time? And just having that on your mind would make you pretty nervous and would effect your concentration. Why take a risk like that?
What's the big deal about the magnetotail anyway? I thought it was just a part of the magnetosphere which we are all inside of anyway... I would think it would be safer inside the magnetotail to get some protection from the suns energies...