Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Seas of the Moon

Moon setting 4am Sfinari Crete

Looking for info on Mishima 'Sea of Fertility' I found out that the moon has many seas with fascinating names:
Lunar Maria
Latin Name English Name Lat. Long. Diameter (km)
Mare Anguis Serpent Sea 22.6° N 67.7° E 150
Mare Australe Southern Sea 38.9° S 93.0° E 603
Mare Cognitum Sea that has become known 10.0° S 23.1° W 376
Mare Crisium Sea of Crisis 17.0° N 59.1° E 418
Mare Fecunditatis Sea of Fecundity 7.8° S 51.3° E 909
Mare Frigoris Sea of Cold 56.0° N 1.4° E 1596
Mare Humboldtianum Sea of Alexander von Humboldt 56.8° N 81.5° E 273
Mare Humorum Sea of Moisture 24.4° S 38.6° W 389
Mare Imbrium[2] Sea of Showers 32.8° N 15.6° W 1123
Mare Ingenii Sea of Cleverness 33.7° S 163.5° E 318
Mare Insularum Sea of Islands 7.5° N 30.9° W 513
Mare Marginis Sea of the Edge 13.3° N 86.1° E 420
Mare Moscoviense Sea of Muscovy 27.3° N 147.9° E 277
Mare Nectaris Sea of Nectar 15.2° S 35.5° E 333
Mare Nubium Sea of Clouds 21.3° S 16.6° W 715
Mare Orientale Eastern Sea 19.4° S 92.8° W 327
Mare Serenitatis Sea of Serenity 28.0° N 17.5° E 707
Mare Smythii Smyth's Sea 1.3° N 87.5° E 373
Mare Spumans Foaming Sea 1.1° N 65.1° E 139
Mare Tranquillitatis Sea of Tranquility 8.5° N 31.4° E 873
Mare Undarum Sea of Waves 6.8° N 68.4° E 243
Mare Vaporum Sea of Vapors 13.3° N 3.6° E 245
Oceanus Procellarum Ocean of Storms 18.4° N 57.4° W