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Illumination of Lunar North Pole

Illumination of Lunar North Pole


Date: 18 January 2005
Satellite: SMART-1
Depicts: Area near lunar north pole
Copyright: ESA/SPACE-X, Space Exploration Institute

This image was taken by the AMIE camera on board SMART-1 on 19 January 2005 (close to the northern winter solstice) from a distance of 5000 km.

The image shows an area 250 km wide near the lunar north pole. The illuminated part of the crater rim at the top of the image is very close to the lunar north pole and is a candidate for a peak of eternal sunlight.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
26-May-2022 18:05 UT

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