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“Which moon is this? It's Earth's moon -- but in inverted colors. Here, the pixel values corresponding to light and dark areas have been translated in reverse, or inverted, producing a false-color representation reminiscent of a black and white photographic negative. However, this is an inverted color image -- where the muted colors of the moon are real but digitally exaggerated before inversion. Normally bright rays from the large crater Tycho dominate the southern (bottom) features as easily followed dark green lines emanating from the 85-kilometer diameter impact site. Normally dark lunar mare appear light and silvery. The image was acquired in Southend-on-Sea, England, UK. Historically, astronomical images recorded on photographic plates were directly examined on inverted-color negatives because it helped the eye pick out faint details.”

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Úchvatné... díky tam nahoru, Bille


Very interesting to put together Bill and a unique inversion photo - thanks my friend.


Missing you Bill. I hope you are well.

Strange looking and how would we get that beautiful white full moon. Thanks for the interesting post.


I don't know, Elvis. If you follow the image copyright, which will take you to the APOD page, you will find numerous links in the narrative blurb that may answer your question. I'm glad you enjoyed this one!


This is fantastic, Bill! I wonder what things the astronomers have been able to see with this technology that they didn't notice under normal conditions. Very interesting!


Oh, yes. I can see an opal there.


It reminds me of an opal. (Thank god for creativity, eh what?)


It is oddly beautiful, isn't it? And Janet is hungering for watermelon. Haha! 🍉


This is beautiful


BM, love it.


also Watermelon...


Thanks Bill, this interesting on so many levels.

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