Hidden in Plain Sight

Color-enhanced photo of the Moon.

Believe it or not, there is color variation across the face of our Moon as shown by this color-enhanced photo. The various colors reflect the varying mineral composition of its surface and give clues to relative ages of some of the features. .

This photo was taken with a Canon 60D camera attached to my Celestron 9.25″ telescope. Three layers were created in PhotoShop to enhance the red, green, and blue colors, and a natural color layer stacked over those three to sharpen the final image. These colors are actually present naturally, they were just enhanced to make them more visible. Our closest heavenly neighbor hides secrets in plain sight, just waiting to be discovered by curious minds.

Sorry, the inner nerd in me would have started screaming if I hadn’t let it out soon.

Published by eskildoodle1

Retired physician with interests in writing, photography, music, and astronomy. I have written multiple stories of life experiences, travel, and astronomy, and have been playing the ukulele for 10 years. My wife Fairy and I travel frequently to the Pacific Islands of Hawaii, and French Polynesia, and I have learned several of their native-language songs. This blog will be a forum to share experiences with family and friends.

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