Wow, here is an image by Satoshi Ota on ALPO Japan from last night, already. I am a little shocked by their similarities. And, dang it, should have believed my lying eyes. Saw a faint wisp from that festoon and doubted myself.
Was particulary interested in the NNTB, the area above the faint spot, and what the heck I was seeing above the NTB - a patch of faint albedo north of the NTB.http://alpo-j.asahik...12/j121215z.htm
Anyway, I think the colors are nowhere near what his image shows. Again, trying too hard and probably not doing a great job. Need one of those paint color charts outside...at night.
The north is too green, but that's something in the translation gone wrong. I don't think my pallet is that green. It might be. Maybe the whole image is a bit too green.
Anyway, the NEB appears completely washed out with two barges: one prominent, the other pretty faint. What was striking, however, was the way those two rifts rose into the NEB almost like two streams emanating from the EZ. The NEB lacked it's ruddy glow, but it was more reddish than the SEB.
Speaking of which, the SEB is a little less boring at CMI ~40. There is some activity along the edge of the SEBn.
Got another white spot. Glimpsed it, posted it, and got lucky there actually is one just about right there.