Weekend promises a stellar shot of the moon

How well do you know the geography of the moon? This weekend provides a great opportunity for you to hone your skills moon.

Points Starry Night Out Education when the moon rises each night this weekend, we earthlings can see a wide angle of the lunar craters jumbo Plato, Archimedes, Copernicus, Ptolemy, and Clavius. The diameters of these impact craters surprised simply mind: the smallest listed here, Copernicus, is 58 miles across, while Clavius ​​extends about 140 miles in diameter impressive. Can you imagine the meteor that caused such training? To top it all, the show, you can also see the Rupes Recta (Straight wall), an epic cliff to the south which is 68 miles long and nearly a thousand feet high.

Group instruction indicates that the absolutely best views of the moon (which is 9 h) should occur when it sets to the south, especially to the early morning hours before sunrise.
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