The Full Moon Atlas

Full Moon Atlas: Sector B-2
Northwestern Mare Imbrium/
Sinus Iridium

Click here to visit the Moon!Although the northwestern portion of Mare Imbrium dominates this region (it covers most of the lower-right half of the photo), it is the distinctive semi-circle known as Sinus Iridium (the so-called "Bay Of Rainbows," right of center) that captures the eye. Rimmed by the Montes Jura chain and keeping company with craters Mairan, Sharp, Bianchini and Maupertuis, Iridium is one of the Moon's signature formations. To the north is sweeping Mare Frigoris, with Sinus Roris to the west and Oceanus Procellarum to the southwest.

Moving your cursor over major geographical features in the photograph below will trigger identifying flags.
When displayed, approximate crater diameters (in kilometers) are shown within parenthesis.
To move to an adjoining sector (when available), click on the direction indicator. For example, clicking on the "North" indicator moves you to the sector above the current one displayed.

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