Spherical, orangey, spotted,
like the reflection of the setting Sun.
It is in this form that Selene appears
in the discreetly azure cabardesian sky.
Spherical, because centered on its gravity.
Orangey, as tanned by the solar glare.
Spotted, since littered with multiple craters
– proof that it consists in a huge rock.
Its true nature was understood by Galilei
who observed it magnified and drew its portrait.
Exit the concept of ether and the notion of perfect sphericity
formulated in Greece then dogmatized by Christianity !
The chemical and isotopic analyzes of Selene's mantle
revealed its close relationship with terrestrial rocks.
And if the Moon was formed 4.5 billion years ago,
after Theia has impacted our primitive Earth ?
Information relating to this photography:
- Photographic conditions : SIGMA dp3 Quattro - F/2.8 - 1/100, 1/50, 1/30 sec - ISO 100
- Processing tool of the photography : SIGMA Photo Pro 6.7.1
- Optimization of the display : 180 px/in + MozJPEG
Keywords : Moon, observation, surface, Galileo Galilei, scenario of formation