Moon Craters Atlas and Hercules have Blankets of Surrounding Ejecta, Known as a Glacis

Moon Craters Atlas and Hercules have Blankets of Surrounding Ejecta, Known as a Glacis

The week of September 20-26 takes us from Full Moon to Day 21. This week we will highlight the moon craters Hercules and Atlas, viewable on Thursday evening. Hercules and Atlas1: [NE/E13-14] Just east of Lacus Mortis (the “Lake of

Moon Crater Alphonsus: Central Peak and a Floor that Displays Rilles and Small Craters

Moon Crater Alphonsus: Central Peak and a Floor that Displays Rilles and Small Craters

The week of April 19-25 takes us from Lunar Day 7 to Day 14. This week we will highlight the crater Alphonsus, viewable on Monday night. Alphonsus: [SW/L9] Examine the adjoining rims of Ptolemaeus and Alphonsus. Which crater do you

Schröter’s Valley or “Cobra Head” – Moon’s Most Impressive Sinuous Rille

Schröter’s Valley or “Cobra Head” – Moon’s Most Impressive Sinuous Rille

The week of February 22-28 we will highlight Schröter’s Valley, visible Tuesday night. Schröter’s Valley/Cobra Head: [NW/G5-4] Schröter’s Valley is the Moon’s most impressive sinuous rille and was created when a monstrous lava tube collapsed. It begins at a volcano