Archive for March 2012

Long Day’s Journey Into Night   Leave a comment

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.

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Posted March 28, 2012 by finkh in Uncategorized

Shackleton Summer Day   Leave a comment

Flyover tracking Shackleton Crater during full Lunar day.  100 meter data file produced by LOLA science team.  Animation in full HD.

Posted March 25, 2012 by finkh in Uncategorized

Winter over Shackleton Crater   Leave a comment

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.

 

Posted March 11, 2012 by finkh in Uncategorized

Summer over Shackleton   Leave a comment

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.

Posted March 9, 2012 by finkh in Uncategorized

Shackleton Crater and Peak of Eternal Light Full Day   Leave a comment

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.

Posted March 7, 2012 by finkh in Uncategorized

Shackleton Crater and Peak of Eternal Light   Leave a comment

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.

Posted March 4, 2012 by finkh in Uncategorized

Byrd Crater Lunar Day   Leave a comment

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.

Posted March 3, 2012 by finkh in Uncategorized