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Seeing The Lunar Reflectors.

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Posted by Peter Shimmon on November 15, 1999 14:22:54 UTC

Has anyone in the last 30 years considered looking for the Sun's reflection fron the Apollo laser reflectors? I'm not sure if its possible but if during a partial lunar eclipse, the Earthbound observer is on the edge of the Earth and is directly in front of the Sun as seen from the reflectors then solar light should be returned to the observer. The few square feet of reflecting optics will be returning 100% of light as against the 7% from the lunar surface, and a large scope may image the point of light. This would have to be at Sunset and the direction of observation would be through the lower atmosphere but it would be an achievement to see them.

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