Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

Mountains of the Moon


Areas of the Moon near its poles spend much of the day in shadow, while other areas are eternally dark, never emerging into the light. Mountainous central peaks dramatically rising more than 2000 m above the shadowed floor of Plaskett crater.

Lat: 81.642°
Long: 177.191°
Camera: NAC
Image Width: 35.0 km
Location in exhibit: Lunar Vistas
Image ID: M1181012362LR

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