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reply to post by Phage
Not a chance, much too high for that to be what this is.
Follow the curvature of the surface and you'll see it can't be.
Actually, although I usually disagree with Phage, the movement is coherent with the rest of the surface, and in particular with all the craters.
Keep in mind that we are looking at a moon that's spinning from right to left and as soon as the peak reaches the satellite's horizon it disappears...much like a mountain would...
Within a mile or two of the northern or southern boundary, or limit, of the region, a grazing occultation can be seen. Here the star will appear to pass along a line just touching (or tangent to) the edge of the Moon, and the star will disappear and reappear among the mountains and valleys along the Moon's edge for a period of a few minutes. Such a grazing occultation is a spectacular sight; at no other time, except perhaps during a solar eclipse, is the Moon's motion more apparent.
reply to post by Mamatus
guess you don't read much .. this video is from feb 2014 .
reply to post by tsurfer2000h
That gives a better perspective. I agree it's not a mountain peak.
I'll go with a star being occulted.
edit on 2/12/2014 by Phage because: (no reason given)
reply to post by abeverage
Watch again. Do you really see it cross to the face of the Moon?
And see this post:
I can't really disagree on this, it DOES seem pretty freaking high...
I've seen many high (or for phage - tall) peaks with lit tops that appear as bright spots in the dark area across the terminator...this looked to me to be too high to be a tall peak
I would say "planet", because since the video is adjusted for the moon's brightness the object would have to at least match THAT intensity to be visible.