The image was captured when NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter angled its orbit 65° to the west, allowing the spacecraft's cameras to capture a dramatic sunrise view of the moon's Tycho crater.
A very popular target with amateur astronomers, Tycho is about 51 miles (82 km) in diameter. The summit of the central peak is 1.24 miles (2 km) above the crater floor, said NASA's official website.
The image was taken on June 10, 2011.
Photo: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Cent
A sunrise view of the Moon's Tycho crater.