Visibility III / V
Mystical “Lunar Swirl” with Oceanus Procellarum. Mystical because its origin and birth process are still unclear.
The powdery sugar-like light swirling patterns do not cast any shadows on the surrounding valley. Looks like the patterns are spray painted on the surface of the moon. Low-flying sonar has detected changes in the magnetic field in the area.
Some theories assume that this anomaly affecting particle current movements in the solar wind interacts with lunar regolite dust. For millions of years, the dust has been forced by a magnetic field into now visible patterns.
The change in the magnetic field is caused by seismic energies blurring from the lunar interior to the surface due to either an asteroid collision, volcanism, or the entire lunar formation process.
According to another theory, the trace is formed by a collision of a comet or by the breakdown of its nucleus near the surface of the moon. The pattern is best seen during the full moon.