Lunar X formation, near Blanchinus, La Caille and Purbach craters

Roy Troxel
Location of photo
Taos, New Mexico
Date/Time of photo
April 21, 2014, 5:44pm MDT (11:44pm UT)
18" f/4.5 reflector, with Verizon/LG cellphone camera. Shot through 12mm Nagler eyepiuece (171x)
The "lunar X" formation is caused by sunlight across crater rims and is visible only for a few hours before the first quarter. By chance, I noticed it and captured it with my cellphone's tiny camera.
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