Planets and Moons  ID: 5001

Moon Mosaic

This image of the full Moon is a photographic mosaic comprising 1,231 images taken by the Narrow Angle Camera (NAC) on Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) in the summer of 2018. Each image tile was selected from over 10,000 of the highest quality LROC NAC frames by searching for the best match of brightness and gradient (the direction and size of the brightness change across the frame).

Since LRO's launch in 2009, the camera team has posted over one million gigabytes of image data to the LRO data archive at the Planetary Data System Geosciences Node, data that's freely available to the public.

For More Information

LROC PDS Data Release 36A

Visualization Credits

Ernie Wright (USRA): Lead Visualizer
Staci Tiedeken (ADNET): Producer
Laurence Schuler (ADNET): Technical Support
Ian Jones (ADNET): Technical Support
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LRO (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter)

Data Used:
LRO/LROC/Narrow Angle Camera also referred to as: NAC
Note: While we identify the data sets used in these visualizations, we do not store any further details nor the data sets themselves on our site.

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The Moon

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