The Moon is the only natural satellite of the Earth and the fifth largest moon in the Solar System.
◊ Sea of Serenity (Latin Mare Serenitatis). The diameter is 700 km. Mare Serenitatis connects with Mare Tranquillitatis to the southeast and borders Mare Vaporum to the southwest. Mare Serenitatis is an example of a mascon, an anomalous gravitational region on the moon.
◊ Sea of Tranquility (Latin Mare Tranquillitatis). The mare material within the basin consists of basalt formed in the intermediate to young age group of the Upper Imbrian epoch. This Mare has a slight bluish tint relative to the rest of the moon and stands out quite well when color is processed and extracted from multiple photographs. The color is likely due to higher metal content in the basaltic soil or rocks.
◊ Sea of Crises (Latin Mare Crisium). Mare Crisium is 555 km (345 mi) in diameter, and 176,000 km2 in area. It has a very flat floor, with a ring of wrinkled ridges toward its outer boundaries. Ghost craters (craters that have largely been buried under deposits of other material), are located to the south.
Equipment: Meade 16 + camera STT 8300
Exposure Time: 1 sec.
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