New edition with links to the maps of the International Astronomical Union (IAU)
1- Mare Frigoris (Sea of Cold) IAU
2- Mare Imbrium (Sea of Rains) IAU
3- Sinus Aestuum (Bay of Seething) IAU
4- Sinus Medii (Bay of the Center) IAU
5- Mare Vaporum (Sea of Vapors) IAU
6- Mare Serenitatis (Sea of Serenity) IAU
7- Mare Tranquillitatis (Sea of Tranquillity) IAU
8- Mare Crisium (Sea of Crises) IAU
17- Lacus Somniorum (Lake of Sleep) IAU
18- Palus Somni (Marsh of Sleep) IAU
19- Mare Anguis (Sea of Snakes) IAU
20- Mare Undarum (Sea of Waves) IAU
9- Mare Fecunditatis (Sea of Fecundity) IAU
10- Mare Nectaris (Sea of Nectar) IAU
21- Mare Spumans (Sea of Foam) IAU
11- Mare Nubium (Sea of Clouds) IAU
12- Mare Humorum (Sea of Moisture) IAU
13- Mare Cognitum (Known Sea) IAU
22- Palus Epidemiarum (Marsh of Diseases) IAU
14- Oceanus Procellarum (Ocean of Storms) IAU
15- Sinus Roris (Bay of Dew) IAU
16- Sinus Iridum (Bay of Rainbows) IAU
29- Montes Pyrenaeus IAU
30- Rupes Recta (Straight Wall) [Geological Fault] IAU
31- Montes Riphaeus IAU
32- Vallis Schröteri (Schröter's Valley) [Northwest of Crater Aristarchus, 73, and North of Crater Herodotus] IAU
33- Montes Jura IAU
52- Crater Langrenus IAU
53- Crater Goclenius IAU
54- Crater Hypatia IAU
55- Crater Theophilus IAU
56- Crater Rhaeticus [Crater Hipparchus is directly South of Crater Rhaeticus] IAU
57- Crater Stevinus IAU
58- Crater Ptolemaeus IAU
59- Crater Walter IAU
60- Crater Tycho IAU
61- Crater Pitatus IAU
62- Crater Schickard IAU
63- Crater Campanus IAU
64- Crater Bullialdus IAU
65- Crater Fra Mauro IAU
66- Crater Gassendi IAU
67- Crater Byrgius IAU
68- Crater Billy [Mons Hansteen is to the North of Crater Billy] IAU
69- Crater Crüger IAU
70- Crater Grimaldi IAU
71- Crater Riccioli IAU
72- Crater Kepler IAU
73- Crater Aristarchus [Crater Herodotus is West of Crater Aristarchus] IAU
74- Crater Copernicus IAU
75- Crater Pytheas IAU
76- Crater Eratosthenes [near the Southwestern extreme of Montes Apenninus, 26] IAU
77- Crater Mairan IAU
78- Crater Timocharis IAU
79- Crater Harpalus [Crater Pythagoras is North of Crater Harpalus] IAU
80- Crater Plato IAU
Each International Astronomical Union (IAU) link takes you to the feature map at the IAU Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature, Maps of The Moon, at the USGS Astrogeology Science Center.
The Moon has a surface area of some 37.96 million Km2, and a diameter of some 3,476 Km.
The directions East (E) and West (W) marked on the graphic, are directions as seen from the Moon; These are opposite of East and West as seen from the Earth.
ARVAL's Moon Map shows the Moon as seen through binoculars or the naked eyes, it does not invert the image in any direction.
The original Full Moon photograph, compressed and reduced for this page, is a copyright © of the UCO/Lick Observatory (University of California Observatories).
For general information on the Moon, in ARVAL:
Link to The Moon (in the "General Astronomy Information Leaflets" from the Royal Greenwich Observatory).
For more information on the exploration of the Moon, link to NASA - Human Space Flight - Apollo History.
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