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These images are taken during local night. i.e. LRO is flying over an area of the moon which is not illuminated by the sun at that time. An easy way to confirm this is to click on the "info" icon next to the image in USGS Pilot, and look at the "local solar time" field. If the time is between about 06:00 (6am) and 18:00 (6pm), you will see a dark image or a ...

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