Perhaps unsurprisingly, I coudn’t sleep last night, so looking out of the window, I could see almost an exact last quarter moon. It would seem then that one of my favourite targets, Rupes recta, or the Straight wall might be ideally lit in the (lunar) setting sun for a change.
And so it was! A couple of the details deserved a closer examination:
Dome Birt 1 was quite obvious on the detail image of the Straight wall.
It was also interesting to compare images of the Wall under rising and setting sun conditions.
I acquired the rising sun image a couple of years ago under similar (ie window-sill) conditions.
A little north of the Wall is the crater Lalande, and do I see a second “Lunar X”?!