Photographing the moon – A followup

Following on from yesterdays post with my photograph of the moon

I wrote about a full moon appearing flat and featureless. To illustrate this, I’ve taken a full moon image from Wikipedia and rotated it by approximately 86 degrees to match the photo I took yesterday. Although the wikipedia image is of far superior quality than mine, this comparison clearly illustrates the lack of detail when lit directly from the front (ie: A full moon).

Here are the images…

My image again...
My image again...

Full moon rotated to match my photograph (Source: Wikipedia)
Source: Wikipedia (Arrow shows UP before rotating)

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