In case you missed the Jan 2018 Supermoon – Here’s A 100 MEGAPIXEL MOON…

Extract from SyFyWire site:

Example Low Resolution Only photo of Sinus Iridum, a huge impact feature on the Moon. Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University / Seán Doran

Artist Seán Doran has been making something of a name for himself by taking astronomical data from various space missions and processing them to make utter, jaw-dropping gorgeousness.

Most of his work is drenched in saturated colors and velvet-smooth textures, a sensual stroll through atmospheric scenes. But the latest piece I saw from him is the opposite of that, and yet no less stunning in its beauty: An incredible 10,000 x 10,000 pixel mosaic of our nearest cosmic neighbor, the Moon; a 100 megapixel wonder that will carpet your screen:

Example Low Resolution Image Only of The gibbous Moon; a mosaic composed of many sub-images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University / Seán Doran

I have seen the Moon countless times through my own telescopes in the past, and it’s never looked as breath-taking as this! Mind you, I had to shrink this shot considerably to get it to fit here; this is about 2,000 pixels wide. Grab the full-res one to really get just how ridiculously big this thing is.

But then, this isn’t a single image: It’s a mosaic composed of images taken using the Wide Angle Camera (WAC) on board the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), a NASA mission that has been circling the Moon since 2009.

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