The March 5, 2015 mini-moon, the apogee moon, the most distant full moon of 2015. Digitally enhanced with increased vibrance, sa

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The March 5, 2015 mini-moon, the apogee moon, the most distant full moon of 2015. Digitally enhanced with increased vibrance, saturation and contrast to exaggerate the subtle differences in color in the lunar maria, due to differences in the mineral content of the lava flows that formed the mare ~3.5 to 4 billion years ago. The relatively new impact crater, Tycho, is the bright area at bottom (south) on the luanr disk with bright splash rays emanating from the crater.