Sunrise on Archimedes

Slowly, silently, now the moon
Walks the night in her silver shoon;
This way, and that, she peers, and sees
Silver fruit upon silver trees;
One by one the casements catch
Her beams beneath the silvery thatch;
Couched in his kennel, like a log,
With paws of silver sleeps the dog;
From their shadowy coat the white breasts peep
Of doves in a silver-feathered sleep;
A harvest mouse goes scampering by,
With silver claws, and silver eye;
And moveless fish in the water gleam,By silver reeds in a silver stream.

Walter de la Mare


Sunrise in Archimedes Crater near the Rimae Fresnel escarpment.

Rimae Fresnel is a 90km long arcurate escarpment. The image also covers the landing site of Apollo 15.

  • Canon 7D
  • Celestron 9.25 CPC – 20mm Eyepiece Projected
  • ISO 200
  • 1/15 sec


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