Moon ready to receive Chinese lander

Moon ready to receive Chinese lander

I took this handheld camera shot of the Moon last night from Brisbane. It was set at 50 times optical zoom on my Canon Powershot SX50 HS. The Chinese Chang’e-3 spacecraft makes its descent to the Bay of Rainbows tomorrow morning Brisbane time – a 700-second powered descent with 100 seconds of hover time 100m above the surface to select a smooth site. Then it drops the last 4m.

Mark Rigby

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