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Proclus lava flow

14 Jan 2013, 16:42 UTC
Proclus lava flow
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I was exploring Proclus crater recently and spotted a diamond-shaped flow of lava in the south-western region which is shown below.
Proclus crater is about 28km in diameter and is one of the brightest craters on the Moon, second only to Aristarchus. It has a bright ray system which is asymmetric, probably caused by a shallow-angle impact.

NAC strip: M104211600RC Overview of lava flow.

Edge of lava flow showing cracks, melt pools and boulder erosion.
‘Incoming!’ LPOD lunar photo of the day, 31 Jan 2006
Has a good overview of the creation of Proclus crater and its asymmetric ray system.

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