The constant change in the phase of the Moon allows us to view different features on the Moon’s surface in different lighting conditions, bringing out shadows and faint details.
With planning your observations of the surface of the Moon can become extremely precise.
However a bright Moon can play havoc with attempts to do Astrophotography as the bright light from the Moon swaps the faint light of distant objects.
Knowing the phase of the Moon is an important part of the planning for your observation sessions
Check our homepage and calendar for details of the current Lunar phase.