Moon Phase Images
These lunar phase images were created by R. Schmidt from ray-traced images of the
Moon. A Clementine spacecraft mosaic of the lunar surface was mapped onto a
sphere, and scenes were rendered as a virtual Sun "orbited" the Moon. The
depiction of lunar surface features suffers geometric distortion but the
terminator is correct with respect to the spherical Moon.
Current Phase of the Moon:
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You can view the phase of the Moon for any date and time [1800-2199 A.D].
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