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Figure 6

From: On the average temperature of airless spherical bodies and the magnitude of Earth’s atmospheric thermal effect

Figure 6

Mean annual temperature of the lunar surface as a function of latitude according to results from the validated TWO model (Vasavada et al. 1999,2012) (black dots). The smooth curve represents a 6th-order polynomial (Eq. 12) fitted through the latitudinal temperature averages via a least-squares regression. The Moon mean annual global temperature, T moon  = 197.3 K (marked by a horizontal dashed line) was estimated through integration of the polynomial (12) using formula (13).

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