• Beautiful image of the moon made with 100,000 photos

    Date:9 January 2020 Author: Leila Stein Tags:,

    Astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy released a composite image of the moon’s surface, showing incredible detail including craters and colour variations.

    Images of the moon are often a bit blurred because of Earths turbulent atmosphere. McCarthy explains on his Instagram post, stating that blending around 100,000 photos allowed him to overcome this fuzz to create the clear, sharp image.

     

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    “The colors you see are real, caused by variations in the composition of the regolith,” he said in the post. “This first quarter moon also is one of the best for showing crater detail, as the long shadows long the terminator really make the details pop.”

    McCarthy particularly likes to capture the colours of our biggest natural satellite.

    “I find the color really helps tell the story of how some of these features formed billions of years ago,” he said.

    Other incredible images from the moon enthusiast make up his portfolio.

     

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