American astrophotographer clicks the most detailed picture of the moon
Since such a large image is rather difficult to appreciate in a downsized version on twitter, I have a link on my website that allows you to zoom into the image in its entirety. Or, you can pick up one of my limited edition fine art prints! https://t.co/SgZpJKc5YR pic.twitter.com/FeDqPYMgff
— Andrew McCarthy (@AJamesMcCarthy) May 11, 2023
American astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy claims to have clicked the most detailed image of the moon and shared it on social media. The lunar surface is depicted in exquisite detail in high-quality photographs that show even the smallest elements.
Explaining the process behind the stunning images, he wrote, “Using two telescopes and over 280,000 individual photos, I captured the most detailed image of our moon. The full size is over a gigapixel. Trust me, you’ll want to zoom in. This one.”
He said that after working on it for the past two weeks, he can provide these very detailed lunar photographs.
“If you want to download the full size image, beware: it may break your computer,” McCarthy tweeted while sharing the image.
He also shared a timelapse video of him preparing the camera setups for the shoot on his Instagram page.
According to NASA, Earth’s Moon is the only place beyond Earth where humans have set foot. The Moon, the brightest and largest object in our night sky, makes Earth a more habitable planet by moderating our planet’s wobble on its axis, leading to a relatively stable climate. It also causes waves, creating a rhythm that has guided humans for thousands of years. The Moon may have formed after a Mars-sized body collided with Earth.
Earth’s moon is the fifth largest of the 200+ moons orbiting the planets in our solar system. Earth’s only natural satellite is called the “Moon” because people didn’t know that other moons existed until Galileo Galilei discovered four moons orbiting Jupiter in 1610.