Global map of the albedo from the 750-nanometer filter of the Clementine UV-VIS camera. This is the farside of the Moon, shown in Lambert equal-area projection. Note the lack of maria on the farside as compared to the nearside. The relatively dark area at center-bottom outlines the extent of the South Pole-Aitken Basin. This view has been subsampled to a resolution of about 1 kilometer per pixel, about 5 times lower than the full-resolution data.
Image processing by U.S. Geological Survey, Flagstaff, Arizona.