In March, we have some exciting events in the sky. First we must remember that on this month starts the official spring with the march equinox, dated March 20.
On March 11, the Moon will reach its apogee at a distance of Earth further than usual, at 405,367 km. at 8:47 p.m..

Calendar with astronomical events of November. The most important event for amateur astronomers this month will definitely be comet ISON which this month will make its appearance in our sky, most likely to be seen with the naked eye

That is how you can see this region of the Moon through a 8-inch Newtonian telescope, on which I attached to the eyepiece a high resolution video camera, images being processed in the astronomy program, Registax.

Rupes Recta in these images, is very distinct, because the Moon phase at that time, that makes this wall very clear. Observed overall, it gives the impression that there are two tectonic plates, and one yielded and became lower than the right one. Rupes Recta resembles as a fencing sword, especially in these lighting conditions - See more at:

These images have areas of intense color, in which in the basin Serenitatis and Tranquillitatis’s delimitations are observed. This phenomenon is observed only when the Sun illuminates the Moon at a high angle, otherwise, at a low angle, the colors are practically unnoticed. - See more at:

Manilius (39 km) is like crater Plinius (43 km), on shapes, dimensions, they are just a few kilometers difference in size, and both have central mountains, but also because they are the only of its kind in the region.

Manilius, is located on the east of Vaporum basin, a plain at the foot of the Montes Apenninus. Mare Vaporum (245 km), has a round shape, distinctive and clearly defined, without interpenetration with other basins. - See more at:

Notice a small crater, located on the floor of Arzachel, on the right of the central mountain. This is called Arzachel A. It has a diameter of 10 km.

Note terraces on the interior walls of the crater, very well shaped, in waves. - See more at:

These images are very clear, as the camera focus was best. In the pictures here, we have the huge crater Deslandres (234 km) north of the bright crater Tycho. To view the telescope video of these photos, go here.

A very bright rays of Tycho with high albedo, are spread on the whole region, but these are not seen in the photos because of the Moon phase at that time, when the Sun was at a low angle. - See more at:


Walther A, with a diameter of 12 km, is inside Walther, north of the central peak. On the floor are scattered remains of Tycho crater, located just 421 km from it. But Tycho's rays are scattered across all craters in the region, even far beyond Walther. - See more at:

Surveyor 6 landed on Sinus. On November 10, 1967, Surveyor 6 was the fourth in it’s series that has made a successful landing on the Moon. Mission sent a total of 29,952 images and acquired over 100 hours of lunar data on material composition. - See more at: