LUNAR IMAGES

The Moon is generally 238,857 miles from the Earth. Its diameter is 2,160 miles. Both the rotation of 
the Moon and its revolution around Earth takes 27 days, 7 hours, and 43 minutes. This 
synchronous rotation is caused by an unsymmetrical distribution of mass in the Moon, which has 
allowed Earth's gravity to keep one lunar hemisphere permanently turned toward Earth. Optical 
librations have been observed telescopically since the mid-17th century. Very small but real 
librations (maximum about 0°.04) are caused by the effect of the Sun's gravity and the eccentricity 
of Earth's orbit, perturbing the Moon's orbit and allowing cyclical preponderances of torque in both east-west and north-south directions

Half Moon_Trap_1.26.19.jpg
apollo.jpg
DSI3_Moon_Mos_Trap_42.14.08.jpg
DSI3_Moon_Mos_Trap_42.14.08.jpg
Rupes_Recta-600x448.jpg
Tycho_Trap_9.04.09.jpg
PlatoRegion_Trap_4.18.08.jpg
Mosaic_2.jpg
Mos9.jpg
Moretus_Trap_2.16.08.jpg
Moon0023_copy.jpg
Moon17.jpg
Moon_Trap_9.7.-994x669.jpg
Moon.5.2_Trap_11.19.10.jpg
Mare_Serentitatis-497x600.jpg
Kant_Region_Trap_8.29.10.jpg
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Copernicus_F20print.jpg
Clavius_LPIF15.44_Filtered.jpg
Capernicus_Mosaic.jpg