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
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.