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 February 4 – 10 takes us from New Moon to Day 5. This week we will highlight the crater Plinius and the Apollo 11 site, visible on Sunday evening. Plinius: [NE/H12] Standing sentinel between Tranquillity and Serenity
The week of January 28 – February 3 takes us from Day 23 through Day 28. This week we will highlight the Fra Mauro region, which is viewable on Tuesday morning before sunrise. Fra Mauro region: [SW/K8; L=17°W] Craters in
The week of January 21-27 takes us from Day 15 to Day 22. This week we will highlight the craters Endymion and Geminus, viewable on Tuesday evening. Endymion: [NE/D15] This is an older crater which somewhat resembles Plato [Day 8;
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.
The week of December 10-16 takes us from Day 3 through Day 8. This week we will highlight the crater Fracastorius and Mare Nectaris, the Sea of Nectar, viewable on Wednesday night, and the Geminid meteor shower which will peak