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.

Subject Mare 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
Classification Lunar Seas, Crater, Mountain Range
Position Full Disc
Phase/Age 10 days old
Date/Time June 16, 2005 – 6:00 PM (June 17, 2005 – 01:00 UT)
Observing Loc. Elk City, OK
Instrument Naked Eye
Eyepieces/Mag. N/A
Conditions Breezy, clear, warm

* Based on published data.