ScienceAlert skýrir frá þessu. Þar kemur fram að McCarthy hafi sett 100.000 ljósmyndir saman í eina og úr hafi orðið þessi fallega mynd. Með því að setja svona margar myndir saman náði hann að sýna hið sanna andlit tunglsins því lofthjúpurinn okkar dregur ekki úr myndgæðunum.
Á myndinn sjást gígar, skuggar og litir tunglsins vel.
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Monday night's moon, captured using similar techniques as my last lunar shot, which you all seemed to love. The natural colors of the moon were brought out here with minor saturation adjustments, but those colors are completely real and what you could see if your eyes were more sensitive. I find the color really helps tell the story of how some of these features formed billions of years ago. . . The uncompressed PNG is sold through my downloads store. Would look cool printed large on a big wall 😉