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  <p class="story" align="center"><b>I Drew a Lunar Map So I Get to Add Names! </b></p>
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<p class="story" align="left">Somewhere, a decade or so ago, I picked up a single page from an old <I>Pacific Discovery</I> magazine that  
 
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contained this map. It's obviously a hand drawn one, with a lot of effort spent depicting hundreds of craters with  
  <p class="story" align="left">Somewhere, a decade or so ago, I picked up a single page from an old <I>Pacific Discovery</I> magazine that  
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many slightly jiggly lines representing the maria. The map apparently helped illustrate an article on adjacent  
        contained this map. Its obviously a hand drawn one, with a lot of effort spent depicting hundreds of craters with  
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pages, and according to a caption, was available for five cents at the Planetarium book counter. Just now, due to  
        many slightly jiggly lines representing the maria. The map apparently helped illustrate an article on adjacent  
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the glory of the Internet, I found a complete index of <I>Pacific Discovery</I> (now called <I>California Wild</I>)  
        pages, and according to a caption, was available for five cents at the Planetarium book counter. Just now, due to  
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and discovered that the article was "The Mountains of the Moon" and was written by G.W. Bunton! The map contains  
        the glory of the Internet, I found a complete index of <I>Pacific Discovery</I> (now called <I>California Wild</I>)  
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nearly all of the existing lunar nomenclature, with the Latin names for maria translated to English (Sea of Cold  
        and discovered that the article was "The Mountains of the Moon" and was written by G.W. Bunton! The map contains  
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for Mare Frigoris). Interestingly, the old British name for the Straight Wall - Railway - is used, but a number  
        nearly all of the existing lunar nomenclature, with the Latin names for maria translated to English (Sea of Cold  
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of totally unofficial names have also snook in. "Southern Plateau" is visible on the enlargement above and to the  
        for Mare Frigoris). Interestingly, the old British name for the Straight Wall - Railway - is used, but a number  
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left of Clavius, while immediately to that crater's right is "Terra Photographica." I like the Latinization, which  
        of totally unofficial names have also snook in. "Southern Plateau" is visible on the enlargement above and to the  
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lends a patina of ancient respectability to a brand new name! Did you ever notice the line of craters stretching  
        left of Clavius, while immediately to that crater's right is "Terra Photographica." I like the Latinization, which  
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from Gemma Frisius toward Rabbi Levi? This map's author did and practically named it "The Link." Near Apollonius  
        lends a patina of ancient respectability to a brand new name! Did you ever notice the line of craters stretching  
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is the "Bitterroot Meadows" and the patch of cratered obscurity east of Palus Somni is labeled "Coxwell Mts." The  
        from Gemma Frisius toward Rabbi Levi? This map's author did and practically named it "The Link." Near Apollonius  
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inventiveness continues with "Rainbow Heights" for the area north of the Jura Mts. What we now call Palus  
        is the "Bitterroot Meadows" and the patch of cratered obscurity east of Palus Somni is labeled "Coxwell Mts." The  
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Epidemiarum is restfully called "Bluereed Meadow," but my favorite is "Honey Lake" which seems to be a mare patch  
        inventiveness continues with "Rainbow Heights" for the area north of the Jura Mts. What we now call Palus  
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south of Vieta. This delightful map and its pastoral new names has not wormed its way into any other book, but I  
        Epidemiarum is restfully called "Bluereed Meadow," but my favorite is "Honey Lake" which seems to be a mare patch  
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doubt if I can ever again look west of Plato without thinking of Rainbow Heights!  </p>
        south of Vieta. This delightful map and its pastoral new names has not wormed its way into any other book, but I  
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        doubt if I can ever again look west of Plato without thinking of Rainbow Heights!  </p>
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[http://www.calacademy.org/calwild/ California Wild]</p>
 
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<p><b>Yesterday's LPOD:</b> [[February 10, 2004|Lunar Pyroclastics]] </p>
  <p class"story"> <b>Tomorrow's LPOD:</b> Happy Birthday, Darwin</p>
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<p><b>Tomorrow's LPOD:</b> [[February 12, 2004|Happy Birthday, Darwin]] </p>
 
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      [mailto:chuck@observingthesky.org Charles A. Wood]</p>
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Latest revision as of 13:04, 15 March 2015

I Drew a Map So I Get to Add Names

LPOD-2004-02-11.jpeg

Image Credit: Pacific Discovery, March-April, 1959

I Drew a Lunar Map So I Get to Add Names!

Somewhere, a decade or so ago, I picked up a single page from an old Pacific Discovery magazine that contained this map. It's obviously a hand drawn one, with a lot of effort spent depicting hundreds of craters with many slightly jiggly lines representing the maria. The map apparently helped illustrate an article on adjacent pages, and according to a caption, was available for five cents at the Planetarium book counter. Just now, due to the glory of the Internet, I found a complete index of Pacific Discovery (now called California Wild) and discovered that the article was "The Mountains of the Moon" and was written by G.W. Bunton! The map contains nearly all of the existing lunar nomenclature, with the Latin names for maria translated to English (Sea of Cold for Mare Frigoris). Interestingly, the old British name for the Straight Wall - Railway - is used, but a number of totally unofficial names have also snook in. "Southern Plateau" is visible on the enlargement above and to the left of Clavius, while immediately to that crater's right is "Terra Photographica." I like the Latinization, which lends a patina of ancient respectability to a brand new name! Did you ever notice the line of craters stretching from Gemma Frisius toward Rabbi Levi? This map's author did and practically named it "The Link." Near Apollonius is the "Bitterroot Meadows" and the patch of cratered obscurity east of Palus Somni is labeled "Coxwell Mts." The inventiveness continues with "Rainbow Heights" for the area north of the Jura Mts. What we now call Palus Epidemiarum is restfully called "Bluereed Meadow," but my favorite is "Honey Lake" which seems to be a mare patch south of Vieta. This delightful map and its pastoral new names has not wormed its way into any other book, but I doubt if I can ever again look west of Plato without thinking of Rainbow Heights!

Related Links:
California Wild

Yesterday's LPOD: Lunar Pyroclastics

Tomorrow's LPOD: Happy Birthday, Darwin


Author & Editor:
Charles A. Wood

 


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