Two minute flyover of the South Pole Region of the Moon. Five by five degree area; 100 meter data derived from LDEM_875_5M.jp2 produced by the LOLA science team. Sun 1.4 degrees south of the equator; Summer at the South Pole. This animation has the camera further back than the previous, so the edge of the data appears.
Archive for March 2012
Flyover tracking Shackleton Crater during full Lunar day. 100 meter data file produced by LOLA science team. Animation in full HD.
Winter over Shackleton, with the Sun 1.4 degrees north of the equator. Full lunar day. Animation derived from the data file LDEM_875S_5M.jp2 produced by the LOLA science team, reduced to 100 meter resolution.
A full lunar day over the south pole with the Sun 1.4 degrees south of the equator. The landing beacons (sensor artifacts) point to a ridge near Shackleton that gets over 90% illumination. The camera is a bit higher than the last post to see into Shackleton Crater. Animation data derived from LDEM_875S.5M.jp2 produced by the LOLA science team reduced to 100 meters resolution.
Candidate site of Peak of Eternal Light near Shackleton Crater. Full Lunar day, Sun over the equator. Derived from LDEM_875S_5M.jp2 produced by LOLA science team, reduced to 100 meters resolution. The row of landing beacons are sensor artifacts.
Region near Shackleton Crater. Shackleton at the right rear, proposed peak of eternal light in right foreground. Looks like the Sensor Artifacts got there before we did. Derived from LDEM_875S_100M.jp2 file produced by LOLA science team. SMART took pictures and the Artifacts aren’t really there.
A close-up of the peak with illumination 90 degrees from that of the image above. 20 meter data derived from LDEM_875S_5M.jp2.
Full Day over mountains between Byrd and Peary Craters. Sun 1.4 degrees south of the equator. No Peaks of Eternal Light to be found. 60 seconds 1280×720. Derived from ldem produced by LOLA science team.