Sunday, November 6, 2016

Werner X Visible on the Moon

I hope everyone remembered to "fall back" last night. Now we have a treat for you. Tonight, just after 9:15pm, you will be able to see the "Werner X" on the moon. It is a clair-obscur effect in which light and shadow creates the appearance of the letter "x". You can find it along the terminator about a quarter of the way up from the south. There are many more of these, but this one is the most popular. If you want to read more about these:

http://the-moon.wikispaces.com/clair-obscur