A shock of color on the Moon! The Lassell Massif (a so-called "red spot") in Mare Nubium appears orange in the center of this image from the Wide Angle Camera aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. The image was derived by assigning red to 689 nm, green to 415 nm, and blue to 321 nm images. The image was enlarged by a factor of two for viewing here (the original data was sampled to 400 m per pixel); north is up. Image is 190 km across.
Image Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University
Published: March 19, 2018
Historical Date: July 8, 2014