You've seen the moon more times than you can count in your lifetime. But you've never seen it like this.
I'm absolutely fascinated by this new image of the Moon, showing a unique angle that you will never ever seen from Earth: its north pole! It's a really strange perspective of such a familiar object. .
This "illumination map" was constructed using over 1700 photographs of the same area of the moon's south pole taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) over a six month period.
It may not be a Double Rainbow, but it's a Lunar Rainbow! How could this be possible? it doesn't rain there. The Moon doesn't even have an atmosphere...so how could the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's camera capture this phenomenal phenomenon?