The week of November 13-19 takes us from Day 1 to Day 7. This week we will highlight the moon crater Linné, viewable on Sunday evening and located in the NE quadrant of the Field Map at G11.

moon crater LinnéLinné is a simple, young moon crater with an interesting history. It is 1.5 miles in diameter, which makes it about twice the size of Meteor Crater in Arizona. Linné is surrounded by very light-colored material, and, as its appearance changes a lot with different angles of illumination, this was once assumed as evidence that the Moon was not a totally dead place.


The Leonid meteor shower is on Friday.


It is highly recommended that you get a copy of Sky and Telescope’s Field Map of the Moon, the very finest Moon map available for use at the telescope. It is available for $10.95 at and on Amazon. All features mentioned in this blog will be keyed to the grid on the Field Map and will look like this: Plato: [NW/D9]

Courtesy of Gray Photography of Corpus Christi, Texas
Lunar photos: NASA / USGS / BMDO / LROC / ASU / DLR / LOLA / Moon Globe. Used by permission

Andrew Planck
Linné: Simple, Young Moon Crater

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