By Virgilio Brenna

A close-up of the moon: what's identified, and what lunar explorers could locate.

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Hundred an- around the edges of the Moon. eclipses occur distance from Earth is circle half hours, during when Moon the be seeing. The eclipse their centers are maximum cover the Sun. Then, at Annular total fully covers the disc of the nular eclipse occurs of the is stands be- sunsets, for that, in fact, Sun and they are will even to the rudest wilder- put themselves in the best position for observing them. In a total solar eclipse, the Sun's corona is visible. ) From it much can be learned about the nature of the Sun, but is when only visible itself is the blinding light of the obscured, as by the solar eclipses some Moon.

It not parting them, the cleft were actually but riding up one side a crack in the surface, and down the Mare wrinkling the surface of The is ^ rill, perhaps the known first to have as ScJiroetcr's VaJJey, Johann Schroeter, who detected apparently Hewdotm, and then northward across the their larger relatives. typical of the is rills, at least seven of these ridges, Domes, Cratercones, and Craterpits its Except that about 150 miles long, It is this cleft passes are the TranquiJJitatis. Craterlets, it.

Own to discover that The deception in this pillar or a at some it, our train it too but their motion gible in last case not moving. place of platform pillars or mail which are the fixed what we know as a year. started. ) Sidereal Revolution The principal motion of the around the Earth. Sometimes, Moon is the Earth. If the Moon of the its more, sometimes we were in as its orbit we have seen, distant from less, is to plot the varying distance one complete revolution, we would orbit One complete elliptical orbit Below is represented Moon is an ellipse, a very slightly elon- circle.

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