Archive for October 12th, 2014


The orientation of the moon as seen from Earth

October 12, 2014

LPI moon orientation graphic

A few months ago I was contacted by Dr. Debra Hurwitz, a postdoctoral fellow at the Lunar and Planetary Institute. She was interested in using my Mount Baldy moonrise photo in a graphic that would show how the moon appears from different latitutes. As a committed redneck astrophotographer, I was flattered to have one of my humble images chosen for the project. The finished graphic is above, and you can see it in its native habitat about halfway down this page of resources for International Observe the Moon Night. Thanks, Debra!