Naked Eye Lunar Observation - June 16, 2005

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This was a daytime observation to see what I could make out naked-eye on the moon. So far, I haven't put much effort into memorizing the major lunar features. I was surprised at the number of features I could distinguish without optical aid when I finished the sketch. Mare Tranquilitatis was the darkest feature visible during this phase. I was also able to make out the bright splotch of Tycho and bright region of Rupes Altai.

SubjectMare Imbrium, Mare Frigoris, Mare Serenitatis, Lacus Somniorum, Mare Tranquilitatis, Mare Crisium, Mare Fecunditatis, Mare Nectaris, Rupes Altai, Mare Vaporum, Sinus Medii, Tycho Crater, Mare Nubium
ClassificationLunar Seas, Crater, Mountain Range
PositionFull Disc
Phase/Age10 days old
Date/TimeJune 16, 2005 - 6:00 PM (June 17, 2005 - 01:00 UT)
Observing Loc.Elk City, OK
InstrumentNaked Eye
ConditionsBreezy, clear, warm

* Based on published data.

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