365 Days of the Moon -- August 08, 2014
Mare Nubium, Hippalus Rilles, Bulialdus, Pitatus, Rima Hesiodus, Rupes
Here is a two-shot mosaic of the Mare Nubium area that I took last Tuesday evening. I like the Nubium region because in one view it shows
samples of most of the geological features on the Moon. To the west you can see wrinkle ridges piled up on the mare plain. At center left
you can see the three Hippalus Rilles that opened up from stretching of the surface. To the right is Straight Wall, a graben where the land
slumps between two faults. A number of ghost craters dot the mare plain as do good examples of complex craters with central peaks and terraced
walls and simple bowl-shaped craters. At the southern shore of Nubium lies the lava-flooded floor-fractured crater Pitatus. Just west of
the floor-fractured crater Pitatus is the small bulls eye-looking concentric crater Hesiodus A. The lengthy straight Hesiodus Rille extends to the
southwest from this area. Highlands and mountains lie to the southeast. There is something for everyone in the Nubium area.
Image taken through a Celestron 11 Edge HD and Skyris 274M camera.
Image copyright Robert Reeves 2014
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