"Hypertextual Moon Atlas"

based on
A. Rkl "Atlas of the Moon"


The map shows a section of the northwest portion of the near side of the Moon including Sinus Roris.
The craters near the limb, in a libration zone of the Moon, are seen best shortly before full Moon.










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Age of Moon: d. 12

Section 01


  • Cleostratus - d. 63 km - h. 2400 m
    [60.4N, 77.0W] Cleostratus, c. 500 BC.
    Greek philosopher and astronomer. Improved Athenian calendar by introducing 8-yeor luni-solor cycle.
    Crater (63 km).
  • Galvani - d. 80 km [49.6N, 84.6W]
    Luigi Galvani, 1737-1798.
    Italian physicist and physician.
    Specialist in comparative anatomy.
    Crater (80 km).
  • Langley - d. 60 km
    [51.1N, 86.3W]
    Samuel P. Longley, 1834-1906.
    American astronomer and physicist.
    Determined transparency of atmosphere for different wavelengths in the solar spectrum.
    Crater (60 km).
  • Markov - d. 40 km - h. 2450 m
    [53.4N, 62.7W]
    (1) Andrei A. Markov, 1856-1922.
    Russian mathematician. Specialist in the theory of probability.
    (2) Alexander V. Markov, 1897- 1968.
    Soviet astrophysicist.
    Photometry of the Moon.
    Crater with a sharp rim (40 km) .

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  • Oenopides - d. 67 km
    [57.0N, 64.1W]
    Oenopides of Chios, c. 500-430 BC.
    Greek astronomer and geometer.
    Discovery of the inclination of the ecliptic to the celestial equator is ascribed to him.
    Crater (67 km).
  • Rgnault - d. 47 km
    [54.1N, 88.0W]
    Henri Victor Regnault, 1810 - 1878.
    French chemist and physicist.
    Development of steam engine.
    Crater (47 km).
  • Repsold - 107 km
    [5l.4N, 78.5W]
    Johann G. Repsold, 1751-1830.
    German manufacturer of precision optical and mechanical apparatus and, in particular, astrometric devices.
    Disintegrated crater (1 07 km).
  • Repsold, Rimae
    [51N, 80W]
    Rilles, length 130 km.
  • Roris, Sinus - Bay of Dew
    Riccioli's nome for the more area that links Mare Frigoris and Oceanus Procellarum.
  • Stokes - 51 km
    [52.5N, 88.1W]
    Sir George G. Stokes, 1819-1903.
    British mathematician and physicist.
    Foundations of hydrodynamics, spectral analysis. Shape and gravitational field of the Earth.
    Crater (51 km).
  • Volta - 113 km
    [54.0N, 84.9W]
    Count Alessandro G.A.A.G.U. Volta, 1745-1827.
    Italian physicist.
    Made first electric battery in 1800.
    Crater (113 km).
  • Xenophanes - 120 km
    [57.6N, 81.4W]
    Xenophanes of Colophon, c.570-478 BC.
    Greek philosopher, satirist, and poet.
    Believed in flat Earth.
    Crater (120 km).