Waning Gibbous Moon

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Waning Gibbous Moon

by Radmila Topalovic

Courtesy of Harvey Edser, RMG Courtesy of Harvey Edser, RMG

Our museum web editor Harvey likes to capture space pictures in his spare time. We particularly like his lunar snaps. Here, he's captured a waning gibbous Moon that shows off craters and mountains close to the terminator - the boundary between the bright and dark sides of the Moon. Look out for Copernicus crater, the Sea of Rains and the Lunar Apennines (including mountains up to 5.5 km high)!