Was cleaning storage space on my Samsung S6 and when I saw my Moon image from May 2018 I was surprised to see I had captured the "famous" (?) Lunar X and Lunar V.
I originally posted the image in a thread on AVF way back on May23 2018 about how good these smartphone cameras are getting. It was to demonstrate a handheld shot through an EP on my old Nexstar 6SE just before I was selling it. That thread was ... link
The image is below. Google Lunar X and Lunar V to find it is a ... "clair-obscur effect in which light and shadow creates the appearance of a letter 'X' on the rim of the Blanchinus, La Caille and Purbach craters. ... Near to the X, the Lunar V is also visible, formed by Ukert crater and several other small craters." Other searches say it only occurs on the first quarter waxing Moon, and only lasts a few minutes .... so I totally fluked the right time to take that shot back in 2018!
To save you going to that original thread from 2018, here's the photo I took back then and under that I've marked the Lunar X and V in case you cannot spot it.
Woo-Hoooooooooo!!!! Excellent shooting Howie You got them right at the best time.
__________________________________________ Ken James - Snake Valley Australia CAMERAS: Samsung SCB-4000, Mallincam Xtreme & Xterminator, 3 different Revolution Imagers, 2 ToUcams, SX-5c, Canon 350d, 2 different IMX224's (an RI & RT) and an RT178. Broadcaster on NSN as 'Snake Valley Australia' HERE --> www.nightskiesnetwork.com/ - Video Astronomy Website: ballaratman.wix.com/videoastronomy