37.Taruntius

The border between Mare Tranquilliatis and Mare Fecunditatis is formed by a narrowstrip of land. In the north east we find the dark plains of Mare Crisum, surrounded by a massif rich in craters. The edge of Mare Crisum looks particulary brilliant when the terminator is near.

MARE CRISIUM - See of Dangers. Named by Riccioli.

Mare. (411Km /242Mi ) (176,000Km /68,000Mi ) (17.0N, 59.1E) Very flat floor, with a ring of wrinkled ridges toward its outer boundaries, ghost craters.

DA VINCI - Leonardo Da Vinci (1452 - 1519) Italian painter, artist, architect, scientist..etc.

Crater (2,100m /6,889ft ) (Dept: 600m /1,968ft) (27.7 N, 11.8 E)

MARE FECUNDITATIS - See of Fertility. Named by  Riccioli.

Mare. (840 km /520 Mi ) (326,000 km) (7.8S, 51.3E) Formation with irregular shape. Ridges.

GLAISHER - James Glaisher (1809 - 1903) Balloonist, meteorologist, superintendent of the Department of Meteorology and Magnetism at Greenwich for thirty-four years.

Crater. (16km /10Mi ) (Dept: 2,600m /7,900ft) (13.2N, 49.5E) Circular, bowl-shaped interior, small floor at the midpoint. A merged, double-crater formation is attached to its southern rim, consisting of Glaisher E at the northwest end and Glaisher G to the southeast.

LICK - James Lick. (17961876) American industrial, financier of Lick Observatory.

Crater. (31km /19Mi ) (Depth: 300m /984ft) (12.4N, 52.7E) Bright circular bowl shaped formation, situated between Rima Cauchy and Rupes Cauchy.

SECCHI - Angelo Secchi (1818 - 1878) Pioneer in stellar spectroscopy. Author of the first classification of stars according to their spectrum (1868). Solar prominences studies.

Crater. (25km /15Mi ) (Dept: 1,900m /5,800ft) (2.4N 43.5E) Wrecked formation north-south lengthened shape. Steep slopes supporting Montes Secchi to the North-West. Walls interrupted to the South. Flat floor with hills.

PALUS SOMNI - Marsh of Sleep. Named by Riccioli.

Crater. (206km /121Mi ) (15.0 N, 44.0) The surface has low ridges and patches of level terrain.


 

Proclus

A

14.7km

Dept:  2,440m

  13.4N,  42.3  E

Zhringer 

11.3km

Dept:  2,110m

0 5.6N,   40.2  E

 

Taruntius  S 05.0km Dept:  0,940m    4.9 N,  42.4  E

Secchi

A

05.0km

Dept:  1,050m 

0 3.3N,   41.5  E

Cauchy

W

03.9km

Dept:  0.650m

 10.6N,   41.6  E

Abbot

 

10.0km

Dept:  2,110m

 05.6N,   54.8  E

Cameron 12.0km Dept:  1,100m 0 6.2N,   45.9  E

Lawrence 26.0km Dept:  1,000m  07.4N,   43.2  E

Tebutt 32.0km Dept:  0,400m  09.6N,   53.6  E

Watts 15.0km Dept:  0,900m  08.9N,   46.3  E
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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TARUNTIUS - Lucius Taruntius Firmanus (ca. 86 BC) Roman mathematician and philosopher.

Crater. (59km /34Mi ) (Dept: 1,200m /3,600ft) (5.6N, 46.5E )  Circular formation damaged to the north. Steep slopes supporting Taruntius L to the west and Taruntius B to the south, walls crushed by Cameron to the north-west. Tormented floor. Internal hills ring. Central mountain. Craterlets and ridges.

MARE TRANQUILLITATIS - Sea of Tranquillety. Named so by Riccioli.

Mare. (674km /419Mi ) (303,000 km) (28.0N, 17.5E) Almost circular in shape. Numerous rilles towards the periphery. Numerous internal wrinkled ridges.

 

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