• Stargazing News - April 13th, 2024

    From CJ@21:2/156 to All on Fri Apr 12 06:25:48 2024
    Saturday, April 13, 2024

    Mare Nectaris (evening)

    On Saturday evening, April 13, the terminator on the waxing crescent moon
    will land just to the west of Mare Nectaris “the Sea of Nectar”. This relatively small, 339 km wide, lunar basin is visible with unaided eyes and binoculars. Telescope views tonight will reveal wrinkle ridges and a textured floor in the western parts of Nectaris’ floor. The basin’s southern rim is interrupted by the large, inundated crater Fracastorius. At the opposite, northern edge sits the small, sharp-rimmed crater Madler. Watch for the
    nearly submerged ghost crater Daguerre in the mare’s northeast.

    (Data courtesy Starry Night)
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