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What a wonderful way to display/showcase these awesome pictures :clap: :clap:

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YEAR 2020
January 10, 2020
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Rising from behind the Hottento-Holland Mountain Range...
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January 11, 2020
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Thank you for sharing these amazing moon shots Kaapsedraai! :clap: :clap:
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Beautiful 'Wolf' Moon :clap:
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Brilliant :D - thank you :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Thank you hilda, umtali1 and colbol for the comments
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Full moon - 9 February 2020
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Some interesting information about the Craters and Seas on the Moon:
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Craters
Langrenus Crater - (Diameter 86 km; depth 2.7 km) Named after Flemish Astronomer Michel Florent van Langren who first draw a lunar map while giving names to many of the features in 1645.

Tycho Crater - (Diameter132 km; depth 5.8 km) Named after Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546–1601).

Byrgius Crater – (Diameter 87 km; depth 4.6 km) Named after Swiss clockmaker, maker of astronomical instruments and mathematician, Joost Bürgi (1552 - 1632).

Aristarchus Crater – (Diameter 40 km; depth 3.7 km) Named after the Greek astronomer Aristarchus of Samos

Copernicus Crater – (Diameter 93 km; depth 3.8 km) Named after the Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus

Seas or Maria
The Latin word mare means ‘sea’ or maria for ‘seas’. The areas on the moons being referred to as a ‘sea‘, are large, dark, basaltic plains on the moon formed by ancient volcanic eruptions which early astronomers mistook as actual seas.

Sea of Tranquility (Mare Tranquillitatis) – (Diameter 876 km) Named by the astronomers Francesco Grimaldi and Giovanni Battista Riccioli in 1651. In 1967 the American Robotic spacecraft Surveyor 5 landed here followed by the Apollo 11, the first manned landing on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

Sea of Serenity (Mare Serenitatis) – (Diameter 674 km) named by Giovanni Riccioli whose 1651 nomenclature system has become standardized. An interesting fact is that Pierre Gassendi identified a small humanoid figure that he could see among the seas, hence referred to it as 'Homuncio' or 'little man'. Is this what we refer to as the ‘man on the moon’?

Sea of Rains (Mare Imbrium) – (Diameter 1 146 km) Named by Giovanni Riccioli. In 1970 the Soviet spacecraft Luna landed here, followed by Apollo 15 in 1971 and more recently in 2013 the Chinese with Chang’e 3.

Sea of Clouds (Mare Nubium) – (Diameter 715 km) Named by Giovanni Riccioli.

Ocean of Storms (Oceanus Procellarum) – (Diameter 2 592 km) It is believed the area was formed by enormous series of volcanic rifts. Robotic spacecrafts such as the Russian Luna 9 and Luna 13, American Surveyor 1 and Surveyor 3 landed here followed by the manned Apollo 12 in 1969.

Information sources from Wikipedia...
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Absolutely brilliant :clap:
Thank you for all the information - very interesting :thumbs_up:
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Thank you umtali1, much appreciate the feedback. :thumbs_up:

Seems the topics other than TT not that popular and sometimes wonder if it is worth sharing :hmz:
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Kaapsedraai wrote:Thank you umtali1, much appreciate the feedback. :thumbs_up:

Seems the topics other than TT not that popular and sometimes wonder if it is worth sharing :hmz:

Oh no Kaapsedraai :( :pray: Please keep sharing as you enrich our knowledge with new gems all the time :clap:
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umtali1 wrote:Oh no Kaapsedraai :( :pray: Please keep sharing as you enrich our knowledge with new gems all the time :clap:

Thank you umtali1. :thumbs_up:
I will continue, b just want to put the 'concern' out there. :whistle:
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Wow Kaapsedraai! Thank you so much for sharing this most interesting information about the Craters and Seas on the Moon! :clap: :clap:
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Isn't it just astonishing to think that humans have sent men to the moon and spacecraft to our outer solar systems :hmz: :whistle: To me it's beyond comprehension that the human brain is capable of working out the details to make it all possible...........Food for thought :think:
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hilda wrote:Wow Kaapsedraai! Thank you so much for sharing this most interesting information about the Craters and Seas on the Moon! :clap: :clap:

hilda, it is a pleasure and it is really interesting to explore the things we often take for granted :D

umtali1 wrote:Isn't it just astonishing to think that humans have sent men to the moon and spacecraft to our outer solar systems :hmz: :whistle: To me it's beyond comprehension that the human brain is capable of working out the details to make it all possible...........Food for thought :think:

umtali1, agree and they did it in the 60's already :lol:
I will definitely look at the moon in a different light as the patterns on the moon have now meaning and identity. :D
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9 March 2020 - a brighter and bigger full moon visible from the southern hemisphere.
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