The week of December 23-29 takes us from Day 27 to Day 3. This week we will highlight the craters Peirce & Picard and the wrinkle ridge Dorsum Oppel, viewable on Sunday evening. Peirce & Picard: [NE/H15] The two largest
Finger-Like Projections on the Moon: Mare Vaporum
The week of December 16-22 takes us from Day 19 to Day 26. This week we will highlight Mare Vaporum, viewable early Wednesday morning, and the Winter Solstice. Mare Vaporum: [NE/H10; L=4°E] Notice how there are finger-like projections extending from
Geminid Meteor Shower and Moon Craters Wargentin, Nasmyth and Phocylides
The week of December 9-15. takes us from Day 12 to Day 18. This week we will highlight the craters Wargentin, Nasmyth & Phocylides plus the Geminid meteor shower. Wargentin: [SW/P4] (Depending on libration, you may have to wait until
The History and Beauty of Moon Craters Linné and Cassini
The week of December 2 – 8 takes us from Day 6 to Day 11. This week we will highlight the craters Linné and Cassini, viewable on Tuesday evening. Linné: [NE/G11] Linné is a simple, relatively young crater with an
Moon Crater Schiller and the Lunar Dome Gruithuisen Gamma
The week of December 31 – January 6 takes us from the end of Day 24 to Day 1. This week we will highlight the crater Schiller and the lunar dome Gruithuisen Gamma, viewable around 4:00 AM on Tuesday morning.
Floor-Fractured Craters on the Moon and Secondary Craters
The week of December 24-30 takes us from Day 17 to 23. This week we will highlight the crater Taruntius, viewable on Monday evening. Taruntius: [NE/J14] Located on the north shore of Fertility, Taruntius is a wonderful example of a
A Sky Viewer’s Delight: Rilles, Craters and Comets
The week of December 17-23 takes us from the end of Day 9 through Day 16. This week we will highlight Mare Humorum, the Hippalus rilles, the craters Gassendi, Gassendi A (all viewable on Tuesday evening), and Comet 46/P Wirtanen.
Two Significant Areas on the Moon and the Geminid Meteor Shower
The week of December 10-16 takes us from Day 3 through Day 8. This week we will highlight the crater Fracastorius and Mare Nectaris, the Sea of Nectar, viewable on Wednesday night, and the Geminid meteor shower which will peak
The Brightest Comet this Year and an Admirable Moon Crater
The week of December 3-9 takes us from Day 26 to Day 2. Tuesday morning around 4:00 a.m. will be the only practical opportunity to view the Moon. This week we will highlight the crater Seleucus and Comet 46/P Wirtanen.
#MoonCrater Albategnius – Can You Spot the Evidence?
Merry Christmas everyone! The week of December 25-31 takes us from Day 7 to Day 13, very nearly full moon. This week we will highlight the crater Albategnius, viewable on Monday night (just in case you don’t know what to