pitatus and hesiodus

Although it must once have been a dramatic crater, Pitatus was engulfed by the formation of the Mare Nubium and its walls reduced to a delicate looking, 2000' high ring. A breech in its common wall with the smaller Hesiodus briefly creates a sunrise ray. On the south-western edge of Hesiodus is the double concentric crater Hesiodus A.

Photo: Morio Higashida. The full size original of this and other photographic and CCD images may be seen on his Invitation to the Moon site.

Inconstant Moon