03  June  2018
 
  East of Mare Crisium

    
    



By    Avani Soares

 
This was a photo that pleased me. I had never realized how beautiful these mountains are from the eastern edge of the Mare Crisium with the sun at a low angle.
I did a serious search on the LAC maps but I could only safely identify the 3 mountains that are indicated in the photo.
More information about Mons Usov.
Mons Usov is a small lunar mountain that is located in the south-eastern part of the Mare Crisium, north of the Firmicus crater, west of the Condorcet crater, and northwest of the Agarum Promontory. It is essentially a part of the mountainous edge of the Crisium basin but seems somewhat isolated because of the flooding of the basin by the basalt of the mare.
It was formally named in 1979, after Soviet geologist Mikhail Antonovich Usov.
My friend Chuck Wood comments in an article from 2013 in LPOD, this is the Russian corner of the Moon because there have already landed two Luna.



 

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