The surroundings of the lunar North-pole, the middle part of mare
Frigoris, and the northern part of the lunar Alps.
This valley was discovered in 1727 by
/103Mi ø ) (Width ca.10 km
at the middle part) (48.5°N, 3.2°E ) Narrow at both ends and widens to a
maximum width of about 10 km along the middle stretch. The valley floor is
a flat, lava-flooded surface that is bisected by a slender, cleft-like
(ca. 500 - 428 BC) Greek Philosopher. Gave a scientific account of
eclipses, meteors, rainbows, and the sun.
(51km /30Mi ø ) (Debt: 3,060m /10,039ft) (73.4°N, 10.1°W) Bright
young crater with a ray system that reaches a distance of over 900
kilometers from the rim, reaching Plato to the south.
(ca. 428 - 347 BC)
Greek philosopher, mathematician, astronomer, statesman, and strategist.
(32Km /19Mi ø
) (Dept: 2,400 m /7,874ft)
5.0°E) The sharp-edged outer wall is nearly circular.
- 1677) English theologian and mathematician, friend and teacher of
) (Debt: 3,200m
/10,500ft) (71.3°N 7.7°E).
Lava flooded and
(1829 - 1884). Irish Moon
amateur geologist, polymath and poet.
(65.1°N, 10.5°W) Ghost crater, crater remnant, low
ridges lava covered floor.
William C. Bond
(1789 - 1859) American astronomer. Bond and his son George Phillips Bond
discovered Saturn's moon Hyperion; it was also discovered at the same time
by William Lassell in Britain, and both are given credit. Pioneer in
) (Dept: 1,890 m
/6,200ft) (65,21° N, 3,89° E) Irregularly shaped
lunar walled plain.
Richard E. Byrd. (1888 - 1957) American
polar explorer. Aviator.
) (Dept: 1,380 m /4,528ft) (85.3°N, 9.8°E) Irregular, worn
and eroded, nearly connected to the crater Peary. Gioja is attached to the
remains of the southwest rim. Close to the pole,
difficult to observe.
(1803 - 1862) English astronomer, theologian and physicist. Almost
discovered the planet Neptune as first, saw it, but failed to recognize it
for what it was.
) (Dept: 1,730m /5,676ft) (79.5°N, 9.2°E) Damaged and eroded
rim, joined to the crater Main, floor resurfaced and full of tiny craters.
(Έπιγένης) (ca. 250 BC). Greek astrologist. Claimed to have been
trained by Chaldeans.
) (Dept: 3,210m /10,531ft) (67.5°N, 4.6°W) Halve of the rim strongly
(According to the story born ca.1302) Fictional Italian
allegedly invented the
) (Dept: 2,900m /9,514ft) (83.3°N, 2.0°E) Attached to the rim of Byrd,
difficult to observe.
(1802 - 1866)
German/French/Jewish amateur astronomer and painter. Discovery of the
asteroid Lutetia in 1852. Painted of the Great Comet of 1858.
) (Dept: 2,000m /6,562ft ) (73.0°N, 3.8°W) Eroded, overlapped by
(1822 – 1901) French mathematician.
) (Dept: 5,140 m /16,864ft) (86.0°N, 89.9°W)
Eroded, lava flooded, discovered in
(1808 - 1878) English astronomer and theologian. First Assistant at the
Royal Greenwich Observatory.
) (Dept: 2,800m /9,186ft ) (80.8°N, 10.1°E)
One of three overlapping craters.
(Μέτων ὁ Ἀθηναῖος)
(ca. 460 BC)
Greek mathematician, astronomer,
geometer, and engineer, he introduced the leap year into the lunisolar
Attic calendar. (432 BC).
(73.8°N, 19.2°E) Formation that consists of several merged crater rings
that have been flooded with lava, forming an eroded walled plain in the
shape of a clover leaf.
Robert E. Peary.
(1856 - 1920) American polar explorer.
) ( Dept: unknown.) (88.6°N, 33.0°E) From
the Earth only seen from the side, crater closest to the lunar north pole,
receives little sunlight, portions of the crater floor are permanently in the
(ca. 490 BC – ca. 420 BC) Greek philosopher and author.
) ( Dept:
2,100m /6,890ft )
(56.0°N, 7.3°E) Crater rim
circular, rising above the surrounding flat terrain.
(1789 - 1857) British oceanographer, polar explorer and sailor.
) (Dept: 2,400m /7,874ft ) (77.7°N, 14.1°E)
Crater sharp edged with central mountains.
(ca. 400 BC)
Greek follower of Pythagoras,
and friend of Plato.
) (Dept: 2,200m /7,218ft) (62.8°N, 0.4°W)
Crater rim pentagonal in shape, rounded corners, central rise in middle of the
Etienne L. Trouvelot.
(1827 - 1895) French astronomer.
) (Dept: 1,200m /3,937ft) (49.3°N, 5.8°E) Bright bowl-shaped formation.