I hope everybody caught the transit of Mercury across the face of the Sun on Monday morning! The week of November 11-17 takes us from Day 14 (virtually the Full Moon) to Day 20. This week we will highlight the
Two Moon Craters with Unique Features: Lacus Mortis and Bürg
The week of May 6-12 takes us from lunar Day 2 to Day 8. This week we will highlight the charmingly named Lacus Mortis (the Lake of Death) and Bürg, two craters viewable on Thursday evening, and the crater Maurolycus,
409th Anniversary of One of the Greatest Scientific Discoveries Ever Made
The week of Jan. 7-13 takes us from Day 1 to Day 7. This week we will highlight the crater Janssen, viewable on Thursday evening. Janssen: [SE/P13; L=40°E] Janssen is located 85 miles southwest of the Rheita Valley [SE/N14] (which
Unique Shapes of Craters on the #Moon
The week of October 22-28 takes us from Day 13 to 19. This week we will highlight the craters Wargentin, Nasmyth & Phocylides, viewable on Monday evening. Wargentin: [SW/P4] This is one of the more unusual craters on the Moon.
What’s Hot on the Moon Tonight? The Ultimate Guide to Lunar Observing
The week of February 19-25 takes us from Day 4 to Day 10. This week we will highlight the craters Ariadaeus (viewable on Day 6, Wed. night) and Walther (viewable Thursday). Ariadaeus: [NE/J11] The Ariadaeus Rille (Rima Ariadaeus) is named
Proclus and Moltke: Simple #MoonCraters
The week of December 4 – 10 takes us from Day 16 to the end of Day 23. This week we will highlight the craters Proclus, viewable on Tuesday evening, and Moltke, viewable after 11:00 PM Thursday night. Proclus: [NE/H14]
Fracastorius Moon Crater: One of the Moon’s Best Examples of Subsidence and Venus at Its Peak Brightness
The week of February 13-19 takes us from Day 18 to Day 23; these are days following the full moon. This week we will highlight the crater Fracastorius, visible on Tuesday evening after 11:00 PM (the Moon rises around 9:30).
Bay of Rainbows on the Moon and Interactive Sky Watching Tools
The week of May 16-22 takes us from lunar Day 10 through Day 16. Because the full Moon is on Saturday, May 21st, the Moon will be very bright for most of the week. This week we will highlight Sinus