Accession Number : AD0615260

Title :   LUMINESCENCE OF THE LUNAR SURFACE.

Descriptive Note : Mathematical note,

Corporate Author : BOEING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LABS SEATTLE WASH

Personal Author(s) : Kopal,Zdenek

Report Date : FEB 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The lunar surface is continuously bombarded by highenergy UV and X-ray quanta as well as by the corpuscular radiation from the Sun. There are indications that solar radiation gives rise to luminescent emission which can penetrate the atmosphere and become observable on the ground. Indications that emission of this kind may constitute indeed an appreciable contribution to total light of the Moon have been coming forth from many experienced observers. The main purpose of the article is to present the current state-of-the art on lunar luminescence.

Descriptors :   (*MOON, LUMINESCENCE), (*LUMINESCENCE, MOON), SOLAR RADIATION, SOLAR DISTURBANCES, ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, X RAYS, INTENSITY, LUNAR ECLIPSES, SURFACE PROPERTIES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE