Marianne J. Dyson

Lunar Features Tables

Near Side Water Features

Latin Name

English Name

Hints

Lacus Somniorum

Lake of Dreams

Left eyebrow

Mare Crisium

Sea of Crises

Round

Mare Fecunditatis

Sea of Fertility

East

Mare Frigoris

Sea of Cold

North

Mare Humorum

Sea of Moisture

South

Mare Imbrium

Sea of Rains

Left eye

Mare Nectaris

Sea of Nectar

Oldest

Mare Nubium

Sea of Clouds

South

Mare Serenitatis

Sea of Serenity

Right eye

Mare Spumons

Foaming Sea

East

Mare Tranquilitatis

Sea of Tranquility

Apollo 11

Mare Vaporum

Sea of Vapors

Nose?

Oceanus Procellarum

Ocean of Storms

Biggest

Palus Somni

Marsh of Sleep

Tranquilized

Sinus Aestuum

Seething Bay

Nostrils?

Sinus Iridum

Bay of Rainbows

Near Rain

Sinus Medii

Central Bay

Center

Sinus Roris

Bay of Dew

Left eyebrow

Near Side Craters

Crater Name

Hints

Albategnius

Central

Alphonsus

Central

Aristarchus

West `

Archimedes

In Rains

Aristoteles

Eyebrow

Atlas

With Hercules

Clavius

South Pole

Cleomedes

Crisises

Copernicus

White rays

Endymion

Dark NE

Eratosthenes

Copernicus

Eudoxus

North

Fracastorius

SE

Gassendi

Moisture

Grimaldi

Black West

Hercules

Cold Hero

Kepler

White rays

Langrenus

East

Macrobius

Ocean

Manilius

On Nose?

Maurolycus

Edge of rays

Petavius

Tip of Rabbit’s Ear

Pitatus

Under clouds

Plato

North

Plinius

Teardrop

Posidonius

Dreamland

Ptolemaeus

Central

Schickard

SW

Theophilus

Rabbit Ear

Tycho

Brightest rays

Walther

In the rays

Near Side Mountains

Mountain Range

Hints

Alpes

Above the Rains

Apenninus/Apennines

Apollo 15

Carpatus/Carpathian

Copernicus

Caucasus

Between eyes

Haemus

Under Serenity

Jura

Over the Rainbow

Pyrenaeus/Pyrenees

Sea of Nectar

Taurus

Apollo 17

Far Side Water Features

Latin Name

English Name

Hints

Mare Australe

Southern Sea

Terminator

Mare Ingenii

Sea of Ingenuity, or Cleverness

South Central

Mare Marginis

Sea of the Edge or Border

Terminator

Mare Moscoviense

Moscow Sea

Northern Dark Spot

Mare Orientale

Eastern Sea

Ringed

Far Side Craters and Mountains

Crater Name

Hints

Aitken

South Pole (to) Aitken

Apollo

South, under Korolev

Birkhoff

North

Campbell

North

Compton

North

Curie

South

D’Alembert

North

Fabry

North

Fleming

Equator

Gargarin

South

Giordano Bruno

Bright Rays

Hertzprung

Equator

Hilbert

North

Joliot

East Terminator

Jules Verne

South

Jackson

Bright Rays

Korolev

Equator

Landau

North

Leibnitz

South Central

Lorentz

West Terminator

Mach

Equator

Mendeleev

Equator

Milne

South

Oppenheimer

South

Pasteur

Equator

Plaskett

North Pole

Poincare

South

Schroedinger

South Pole

Schwarzchild

North Pole

South Pole Aitken

The Big Bruise

Tsiolkovskiy

Dark Spot

Von Karmen

South Central

Far Side Mountains

Mountain Range

Hints

Cordillera

Outer Ring

Rook

Inner Ring

Table Last Updated: 8-25-03. Data from Lunar and Planetary Institute, LEM-1A, Lunar Earthside Hemisphere, USAF Lunar Reference Mosaic, 3rd edition, July 1987.

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