The central peaks of Tycho

Even in late spring, the Rockies nearby are tall enough to have snow on them, and a decent rainfall where I live means more snow on the loftier peaks. If it’s deep enough the mountains lose all contrast, just appearing as eye-achingly white figures thrusting up into the sky. But they are. And that may be why I love the above image so much. Check out the peaks in context:

Wide view of the central peaks of Tycho crater. That cluster of peaks sits right in the center of the large crater Tycho, in the Moon’s southern hemisphere on the near side. Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University Truthfully, if I didn’t tell you, would you have guessed that those are mountains on the Moon? One my favorite things about living in Colorado is the view of the mountains.