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Centaur
2018-Oct-14, 11:18 PM
The Lunar X may be seen by telescopic observers in Europe and the Americas during Tuesday 2018 OCT 16 for an approximately four-hour period centered on 16:09 CDT (21:09 UT). This will be an evening event in Europe, and an afternoon event in the Americas. The X should appear as the Sun rises on the clustered rims of the craters Blanchinus, La Caille and Purbach, while a waxing Half Moon graces the sky.

This is something to check-off from your astronomical “to-do” list. Photos and descriptions of the Lunar X would be welcome additions to this thread.

My timetable for when the lunar terminator will be crossing select lunar features such as the Lunar X and rayed craters can be found at https://www.CurtRenz.com/moon.html

Roger E. Moore
2018-Oct-16, 06:30 PM
https://forum.cosmoquest.org/showthread.php?169578-Lunar-X-2018-AUG-18

Link to earlier thread offering even more strange things to see on the Moon through your telescope. I wish there was a table showing optimum viewing dates for some of these, they were pretty wild.

Roger E. Moore
2018-Oct-16, 06:31 PM
Speaking of which, I need to finish cleaning my telescope and my wife's. Dirty mirrors, horrible.