Accession Number:

AD0611372

Title:

THERMAL ANOMALIES ON THE TOTALLY ECLIPSED MOON OF DECEMBER 19, 1964

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BOEING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LABS SEATTLE WA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

The lunar disk was scanned in the infrared nine times during the total eclipse of December 19, 1964 using the 74-inch Kottamia telescope in Egypt. As expected from previous work, the major ray craters cooled less rapidly than their environs. However, hundreds of localized hot spots were discovered on the disk, some of which have been identified with small ray craters. Mare Humorum and certain portions of other seas were found to be thermally enhanced compared to their surroundings.

Subject Categories:

  • Astronomy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE