This mind-blowing image of the Moon with inverted colors shows where magma once flowed.
California-based astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy AKA Instagram @cosmic_fondo“You have altered the image of the lunar surface to highlight things that the human eye cannot see.”
Your reason for doing it? “Our eyes are pretty amazing, but sometimes it’s great to see what things look like with superhuman vision.
This image was created by processing the image with an inverted luminance layer to enhance the lunar texture.
Andrew explains that the brightest regions show where the moon once flowed with molten rock, saying: “In this version, the colors show how the composition changes where the magma once flowed, as well as how impacts hitting the surface add a extra pop of color.
“The colors are real and represent the hidden geological history of the Moon.”
Check out some of Andrew’s other work in the images below.
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