The week of March 18-24 takes us from Day 12 to Day 19. This week we will highlight Mare Frigoris and the crater Shickard, viewable on Monday evening. Mare Frigoris: [NW-NE/D6-13] This is the only mare patch that isn’t even
The week of March 11-17 takes us from Day 5 to Day 11. This week we will highlight the trio of craters Theophilus, Cyrillus, and Catharina, viewable right next to the terminator on Monday evening, and on Tuesday evening. Theophilus,
The week of March 4-10 takes us from Day 28 to Day 4. This week we will highlight the craters Endymion and Burckhardt, viewable on Saturday evening. Endymion: [NE/D15; L=57°E] This is an older crater which somewhat resembles Plato [Day
The week of February 25 – March 3 takes us from Day 21 through Day 27. This week we will highlight the craters Ptolemaeus, Alphonsus, and Arzachel, viewable early Tuesday morning. Ptolemaeus, Alphonsus, Arzachel: [SW/K-L9] This is the second group
The week of February 18-24 takes us from Day 14 through Day 20. This week we will highlight the crater Tycho, viewable on Monday (essentially full moon) and for most of the week. Tycho: [SW/P8; L=11°W] On Day 8, we
The week of February 11-17 takes us from Day 6 through Day 12. This week we will highlight the feature informally known as the Lunar X. Lunar X: [SE/M10] Around 6 days 22 hours (depending on libration – you have
The week of Jan. 14-20 takes us from Day 8 to Day 14. This week we will highlight the crater Clavius. Clavius: [SW/Q8] If you catch the Moon early in Day 8 when the terminator is around 15° (i.e., it
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.
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
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.