How to make the observations?


During the observations you can fill the Observational Sheet. In the Observational Sheet you can introduce data about the time of your observations, about the calculations of the height of the Moon above the horizon, draw the phases of the Moon and report the observations some maria, craters and mountains. You can calculate the size of suggested features and the height of mountains. After observations and calculations you can send the Observational Sheet to the Observational Archive ( The Observational Archive will present the information about your observations  (name of participants, country, school and degree, time of observations, size calculation of the observed features) on the Moonwalkers Project's website.

Every clear night you have to observe:

1. The phases of the Moon

2. The lunar maria

3. The lunar craters

4.The  lunar mountains and peaks

5. Transient Lunar Phenomena

We propose that you observe some of the objects from the lists and that you calculate their sizes.

The list of the maria:

Latin Name English name
Mare Anguis Serpent Sea
Mare Australe Southern Sea
Mare Cognitum Sea That Has Become Known or Known Sea
Mare Crisium Sea of Crises
Mare Fecunditatis Sea of Fertility
Mare Frigoris Sea of Cold
Mare Humboldtianum Sea of Alexander von Humboldt
Mare Humorum Sea of Moisture
Mare Imbrium Sea of Showers or Sea of Rains
Mare Ingenii Sea of Ingenuity
Mare Insularum Sea of Islands
Mare Marginis Sea of the Edge
Mare Moscoviense Sea of Muscovy
Mare Nectaris Sea of Nectar
Mare Nubium Sea of Clouds
Mare Orientale Eastern Sea
Mare Serenitatis Sea of Serenity
Mare Smythii Sea of William Henry Smyth
Mare Spumans Foaming Sea
Mare Tranquillitatis Sea of Tranquility
Mare Undarum Sea of Waves
Mare Vaporum Sea of Vapors
Oceanus Procellarum  


The list of the craters:

Lagrenius, Petavius, Furnerius, Cleomedes, Geminus, Endymion, Hercules, Macrobius, Aristoteles, Eudoxus, Manilius, Albategnius, Ptolemaeus, Alphonus, Arzachel, Theophilus, Cyrrilus, Abulfeda, Apianus, La Caille, Werner, Aliacensis, Tycho, Copernicus, Eratostenes, Archimedes, Aristillus, Mersenius, Vieta, Cassini, Helicon, Euler, Lambert.

The list of the lunar mountains and peaks:

Montes Pyrenaeus, Montes Caucasus, Montes Apenninus,  Montes Alpes, Montes Carpatus, Montes Teneriffe, Pico.

The list of features with reported TLP Associations:

Agrippa (crater), Alphonsus (crater), Archimedes (crater), Aristarchus (crater), Aristoteles (crater), Atlas (crater), Alphonsus (crater), Bullialdus (crater), Calippus (crater), Cassini (crater), Censorinus (crater), Clavius (crater), Cleomedes (crater), Copernicus (crater), Eratosthenes (crater), Fracastorius (crater), Gassendi (crater), Grimaldi (crater), Herodotus (crater), Sinus Iridum, Kepler (crater), Lambert (crater), Linné (crater), Manilius (crater), Mare Crisium, Menelaus (crater), Mons Piton, Mons Pico, Picard (crater), Plato (crater), Posidonius (crater), Proclus (crater), Promontorium Laplace, Riccioli (crater), Schickard (crater), Taruntius (crater), Theophilus (crater), Timocharis (crater), Tycho (crater), Zagut (crater).


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