Full Moon Atlas: Sector B-2
Northwestern Mare Imbrium/
Although the northwestern portion of Mare
Imbrium dominates this region (it covers most of the
lower-right half of the photo), it is the distinctive semi-circle
known as Sinus Iridium (the so-called "Bay Of
Rainbows," right of center) that captures the eye. Rimmed by
the Montes Jura chain and keeping company with craters Mairan,
Sharp, Bianchini and Maupertuis, Iridium is
one of the Moon's signature formations. To the north is sweeping Mare
Frigoris, with Sinus Roris to the west and Oceanus
Procellarum to the southwest.
Moving your cursor over major
geographical features in the photograph below will trigger
· When displayed, approximate crater
diameters (in kilometers) are shown within parenthesis.
· To move to an adjoining sector (when available),
click on the direction indicator. For example, clicking on the
"North" indicator moves you to the sector above the
current one displayed.
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