Amateur astronomer Andrew McCarthy’s stunningly detailed image of the first quarter moon of 2020 – 100,000 images composited into one. To wit:

The natural colours (sez he) of the moon were brought out here with minor saturation adjustments, but those colours are completely real and what you could see if your eyes were more sensitive. I find the colour really helps tell the story of how some of these features formed billions of years ago.

McCarthy sells his images as wallpaper and hi res prints here.


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