Sunrise on Plato

The Sun rises slowly on the Moon. For hours after sunrise, long, long shadows fall behind lunar mountains. The high ground on the eastern rim of the crater Plato throws these miles-long shadows across the crater's smooth floor. This photo was made during (earthly) twilight using a 10-inch Ritchey-Chretien telescope (so much for the notion that R-C's are only good for the deep-sky).