Illumination at Schrödinger Basin

  • Released Wednesday, October 5, 2022
  • Updated Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 6:22PM
  • ID: 5029

An overhead view of Schrödinger basin showing both the inner peak ring and outer rim. The view is centered on 75°S 133°E with a vertical FOV of 5.8° from a distance of 2 Moon radii.

Schrödinger basin is a large impact feature on the far side of the Moon, near the lunar South Pole. This visualization shows the cycle of sunlight and shadow over six lunar days from October 2024 through March 2025.

A detailed view of the interior of Schrödinger basin bordered by the inner peak ring. The view is centered on 75°S 135°E with a vertical FOV of 2° from a distance of 2 Moon radii.


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Datasets used in this visualization

LRO DEM (A.K.A. Digital Elevation Map) (Collected with the LOLA sensor)
DE421 (A.K.A. JPL DE421)
Ephemeris | NASA/JPL

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