March 30, 2014

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Over the Rainbow

image by Howard Eskildsen, Ocala, Florida

While looking at the Moon last month I saw this hovering arc of Montes Jura, the northern rim of Sinus Iridum (Bay of Rainbows), I thought: Wow that really looks like a rainbow. Could this view have inspired the early lunar observer who gave the Bay of Rainbows its name? And why not, they both hover over Mare Imbrium, the "Sea of Showers."

Howard Eskildsen

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Related Links
21st Century Atlas charts 19 & 20.

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Tomorrow's LPOD: A Little Light On the Subject


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