The week of October 23-29 takes us from Day 9.5 to Day 16. This week we will highlight Promentorium Agarum, viewable on Sunday evening and located in the NE quadrant of the Moon Map at H16.

Promentorium Agarum on the moonPromontorium Agarum: [NE/H16; L=66°E] an impressive cape on the S.E. edge of Crisium. It has peaks that tower several thousand feet above its floor. Lunar Transient Phenomenon, or LTPs, have occasionally been reported in this region, especially right after sunrise.


On Tuesday, Saturn is 3° N. of the Moon.
On Sunday, Jupiter is 3° S. of the Moon.


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
Impressive Cape on the Moon: Promontorium Agarum

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