Mineral Moon Total Eclipse!

Giuseppe Petricca
Location of photo
Pisa, Tuscany, Italy
Date/Time of photo
28/09/2015 - 02:45 UTC
Canon EOS 700D with Samyang 500mm f/6.3 Lens
A particolar view of the Moon Total Eclipse of two days ago, with our satellite elaborated in over-saturation to show the different composition in the lunar soil, together with the 'journey' of the Moon going inside Earth's Umbra. The areas that emerge in a strong blue color (mostly in the Maria regions) are areas rich in Titanium, proof of ancient lava flows, and those contain more titanium in contrast to the Maria orange regions, that are poorer of this material. The classic example is the difference between the Mare Tranquillitatis and the nearby Mare Serenitatis, with a striking contrast between the two regions. The areas in light orange instead show the lunar higlands, and iron poor areas, but rich in aluminium feldspar. In this second elaboration the ejecta features emerge in the same manner, because they are (in some evident cases) over the older geological features.