Full Moon


This image was pieced together from many pictures taken over about a half hour with a telescope. It takes about eight photos through the 'scope to cover the entire moon.  As you can see from the lower right side, the moon was very nearly, but not exactly full.  One of the problems with the full moon is that many features are not as easily seen as when the moon is waxing or waning. This is because the angle of the light is not at its best. Many astronomers prefer to see features when they are near the terminator, the line between light and dark when the moon is not full.