Published: Sept. 8, 2020

Image from the LRO Diviner tool showing the temperatures on the Moon represented in Red for warm and blue for coldHow’s everyone feeling about extreme temperature drops?

With a sudden slide into fall in Boulder, we thought about the extreme temperature fluctuations on our Moon. Daytime temps on the Moon hit 250 degrees Fahrenheit and nighttimes fall to a bone chilling -208 degrees (the poles get even colder, BRRR!).

Find out more by checking out the Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment on board NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO).