Moon Treks http:/www.handsonuniverse.org/activities/Explorations/MoonTreks/

 

Trek Across the Moon from Crater Grimaldi to Sea of Crises

Slice across the full moon from Crater Grimaldi to the Sea of Crises.

 

Learn the names of these moon features as you go!

 

Grimaldi

Crater

Grimaldi Crater

Ocean of Storms (part of)

Ocean of Storms or Oceanus Procellarum

Oceanus Procellarum

Kepler Crater Kepler Crater

Sea of Islands Sea of Islands or Mare Insularum

Mare Insularum

 

Copernicus Crater

Copernicus Crater

Bay of Billows or Seething Bay

Bay of Billows, Seething Bay, or Sinus Aestuum

Sinus Aestuum

 

 

Sea of Vapors

Sea of Vapors or Mare Vaporum

Mare Vaporum

Manilius Crater

Manilius Crater

Menelaus Crater

Menelaus Crater

 

Sea of Serenity (part of)

Sea of Serenity or Mare Serenitatis

Mare Serenitatis

Sea of Tranquility (part of)

Sea of Tranquility or Mare Tranquillitatis

Mare Tranquillitatis

Marsh of Sleep

(part of)

Marsh of Sleep or Palus Somni

Palus Somni

Sea of Crises (part of)

Sea of Crises or Mare Cirsium

Mare Crisium

 

Cut out the following Moon pictures.  Match up the features and overlay them to make a mosaic. Tape them together as you go.

 

Grimaldi Crater and Ocean of Storms   Ocean of Storms

 

Kepler Crater  Kepler Crater, Sea of Islands or Mare Insularum, part of Copernicus Crater

 

Copernicus Crater  Bay of Billows or Seething Bay or Sinus Aestuum, Appenine Mountains

 

Sea of Vapors or Mare Vaporum, Appenine Mountains, Manilius Crater  Manilius Crater, Menelaus Crater, Sea of Serenity or Mare Serenitatis

 

Menelaus Crater, Sea of Serenity or Mare Serenitatis, Sea of Tranquility or Mare Tranquilitatis  Sea of Serenity or Mare Serenitatis, Sea of Tranquility or Mare Tranquilitatis, and Marsh of Sleep or Palus Somni

 

Marsh of Sleep or Palus Somni, Crater Proclus, Sea of Crises or Mare Crisium  Marsh of Sleep or Palus Somni, Crater Proclus, Sea of Crises or Mare Crisium
 

Links to help identify features:

 

From the Bookshelf:

  • By David Levy:  SKYWATCHING ISBN 0-7835-4751-x, and ADVANCED SKYWATCHING ISBN 0-7835-4941-5
  • By Jeremy Cook: The Hatfield Photographic LUNAR ATLAS ISBN 1-85233-018-x
  • By Michael T. Kitt: THE MOON, an observing guide for backyard telescopes ISBN 0-913135-09-7

 

Images:  Hands-On Universe, Activities, Explorations:  http:/www.handsonuniverse.org/activities/Explorations/images/MoonTreks/   

Moon Phase Images: http://www.handsonuniverse.org/activities/Explorations/images/MoonPhases/

 

This webpage as a Microsoft Word file.

 

Moon images were taken with the 24 inch telescope at Yerkes Observatory on Nov. 24, 2007 by Rich DeCoster and Vivian Hoette.  Haze and clouds blocked nearly all the stars; only the Moon and Mars were visible.  The nearly full Moon is so bright that the clouds were an advantage, acting like a neutral density filter.  An Omega visual (v) filter was used, with most of the exposures being 1/20th of a second with an Apogee AP7p CCD camera, MaxIm software.  Each image is about 5 arc minutes, each pixel being 0.62 arc seconds.