Mare Serenitatis

Posidonius Gamma

Posidonius

Rimäe Posidonius

Plinius to Posidonius 2004.12.19 12:10—1:2:26 UT Age T.4 days. 1(Hn f/6 + 2.5X + ToUram (mosaic)

A sharp rimmed crater between Mare Serenitatis and Mare Tranquillitatis, 43 km in diameter, visible even in the full moon. Its interior has two crater-like hills with broken slopes under low illumination. A system of parallel rilles (Rimae Plinius, length 120 km) lies on its immediate north and cuts through the wrinkle ridges on the mare. Plinius is a Roman general and naturist, also the author of the encyclopedia "Historia Naturalis". He died in the witness of the massive eruption of Mount Vesuvius, a volcano in Italy that destroyed the City of Pompeii in AD79.

Montes Taurus 41.10 E 28.40 N (Image T063)

Montes Taurus (Bull Mountains) is in the east of Mare Serenitatis. It rises to 3000 m peak, spanning roughly 200 km south-north from Sinus Am oris (Bay of Love) towards Lacus Somniorum (Lake of Dreams). Its coverage is not well defined. Montes Taurus holds the fairly prominent crater Römer with longitudinal rilles Rimae Römer and part of Rima G Bond. These rilles rely on low angles of sunlight to be distinctive.

A sharp rimmed crater with terraced walls and a relatively large central peak, 39 km in diameter. le Monnier 30.60 E 26.60 N

A bay-like flooded crater opened to Mare Serenitatis, 60 km in diameter. It has a dark flat floor.

Sinus Amoris

Sinus Amoris

1. Posidonius _

2. Rimae Posidonius

3. Chacornac

4. Rimae Chacornac

5. le Monnier

6. Littrow

7. Rimae Littrow

9. Rimae Romer

10. Brewster

11. Franck

12. Hill

13. Esclangorr

14. Kirchhoff

17. Hall

18. Daniell

2004.12.17 10:19-10:22 UT AgeSdays 10-m f/6 Newtonian + 2.5X + ToUcarn Mosaic of 3 video clips

2004.12.17 10:19-10:22 UT AgeSdays 10-m f/6 Newtonian + 2.5X + ToUcarn Mosaic of 3 video clips

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