Copernicus Crater on the Moon

The 93-mile diameter crater, Copernicus, caught my eye the moment I looked at the Moon through my telescope two nights ago, and I just had to take this photo. The ragged rubble and distant pockmarks so clearly displayed in the lunar sunrise speak of the extreme violence with which a hypervelocity object struck the Moon eons ago to blast out this amazing crater.

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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