The week of April 3-9 takes us from Day 13 to Day 19.

This week we will highlight Promentorium Agarum, located on the eastern edge of Mare Crisium in the NE quadrant of the Field Map at H16, and viewable on Wednesday & Thursday nights.

Promontorium Agarum on the moonPromontorium Agarum: [NE/H16; L=66°E] an impressive cape on the southeast edge of Crisium. It has peaks that tower several thousand feet above its floor. Lunar transient phenomenon (LTP) have occasionally been reported in this region, especially right after sunrise on the Moon.

Additional Interest in Space

Full Moon is on Thursday.

Day 13; T=68° W. (Thurs. T=70° E.)1
T= longitude of terminator


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
Promontorium Agarum: Impressive Cape on the Moon

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