Benson, AZ 85602 hm ph: 520-586-2244 Nice shot, Jimmy. I wasn't aware that it was occurring until I viewed it in my scope. In your latest image it looks like you caught the lunar "V", too, in the lower right corner. Or is that the lunar "greater than sign"! Clear skies, Wayne (aka Mr. Galaxy) ---------- Original Message ---------- From: "Jimmy Ray" <jimmy_ray@xxxxxxx> To: <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: lunar x tonight Date: Sun, 27 May 2012 21:22:13 -0700 Hi Wayne, Thank you for the heads up. It was almost all over except the shouting by the time I got out there. The "X" was on the terminator vs. other times when I have caught it just off the terminator but illuminated by the sunrise giving it a very pronounced "X" form. Fun all the same. Did get a couple of images of it. Posted one of them here (An earlier lunar "X" is in that album as well): https://picasaweb.google.com/JimmyRay.AstroPix/Astro_Pix#5747433117425104530 Thank you, Jimmy Ray -----Original Message----- From: az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Wayne (aka Mr. Galaxy) Sent: Sunday, May 27, 2012 8:03 PM To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: lunar x tonight Benson, AZ 85602 hm ph: 520-586-2244 Take out your telescope and look at the terminator of the moon. The lighting will only be correct for a few hours. You will see an obvious "X" along the terminator formed by the crater Purbach and a couple others. It's an interesting lighting display if nothing else, kind of like forming pictures in the clouds like many of us did as kids. Clear skies, Wayne (aka Mr. Galaxy) -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list. -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.