An astronomer captured the clearest images of the moon’s craters in the world by combining several shots of the moon’s line, where light meets darkness, after California-based astronomer Andrew McCarthy collected thousands of pictures together of the moon’s phases to show its surface with unprecedented clarity.
It took up to two weeks for McCarthy to photograph the phases of the moon, with the increased amount of illuminated surface from Earth, according to the British “Daily Mail” website.
Because of the light deviation caused by the “lunar divider”, the line between the light and dark sides of the moon, various characteristics such as the craters appeared clearly elongated.
McCarthy snapped shots of the lunar surface where the effect was more pronounced and combined, revealing the stunning final result of an impressive array of craters and faults on the 4.5 billion-year-old moon.
McCarthy posted these photos on his Instagram account, and described his project called ‘All TerminatorAs a “monster,” he said through his account: “This moon may seem a little funny to you, because it is an impossible sight. The entire surface. “
Moon digging close-up
He added: “This was exhausting to say the least, since the moon does not line up day after day, so each image must be assigned to a 3D sphere and adjusted to ensure that each unit is aligned.”
He continued, “I may or may not try this again in stages of dwindling the moon depending on the comments and reactions that I will receive.”