Articles | Volume 16, issue 6
Research article
24 Mar 2023
Research article |  | 24 Mar 2023

Earth observations from the Moon's surface: dependence on lunar libration

Nick Gorkavyi, Nickolay Krotkov, and Alexander Marshak

Data sets

Planetary Ephemeris Data F. Espenak

Short summary
The article discusses topical issues of the visible (libration) motion of the Earth in the sky of the Moon in a rectangle measuring 13.4° × 15.8°. On the one hand, the librations of the Moon make these observations difficult. On the other hand, they can be used as a natural scanning mechanism for cameras and spectroscopes mounted on a fixed platform on the surface of the Moon.