Talk:List of maria on the Moon

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Incorrect Figure[edit]

The map (Moon_names.jpg) shown both here and on the Lunar mare page has an error. Mare Crisium is translated as "sea of storms," when it should be "sea of crises" (and is listed as such in the main text, as well as on the Mare Crisium page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:57, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

Where is the Sea of Showers?

Mare Imbrium is the Sea of Showers, located at rougly 32.8N 15.6W. It's 1123km in diameter. This information is already in the article. :) Bryan 05:46, 16 Jan 2004 (UTC)

Should this article be List of maria on the Moon instead, and the corresponding Category:Mare on the Moon be Category:Maria on the Moon? Bryan 00:44, 14 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Or maybe it should be List of "seas" on the Moon. Or some generic word that would include mare, oceanus, lacus, sinus and palus.
-- Curps 00:49, 14 Jul 2004 (UTC)
Perhaps something like "List of basaltic flood formations on the Moon"? I believe that covers all the things currently listed, and I can't think of anything offhand that it would cover that isn't listed... though I'm not really an expert. :) Bryan 03:53, 14 Jul 2004 (UTC)
I don't know, it's a bit cumbersome. The main problem, though, is someone with a casual interest in astronomy might know what a mare is, but not know anything about their origins or nature, just that they're those "dark thingies on the Moon". So maybe best to just keep it simple and stick to maria and lump the lacus and palus and sinus in with them anyway. -- Curps 09:12, 14 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Unofficial Seas[edit]

I have come across the Mare Parvum, Mare Incognitum, Mare Novum and the Mare Struve, though they do not seem to be officially recognized now.

Mare Parvum (Small Sea) lies immediately to the east of crater Inghirami on the western limb.

Mare Incognitum (Unknown Sea) lies "behind" Liddiard (an unofficial name for a crater near Gauss, though where exactly I don't know!).

Mare Novum (New Sea) lies NE of Plutarch.

Mare Struve (Struve's Sea) is near Messala. Eroica 10:52, 27 September 2005 (UTC)

I found a source mentioning Parvum and Novum at [1], so I'm adding this list to the article. I'll dig around and see if there are other sources but if you could add your own that would be great. Bryan 01:39, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

Unofficial Bays[edit]

Sinus Gay-Lussac and Sinus Pietrosul - both in the Montes Carpatus Eroica 09:34, 28 September 2005 (UTC)

Diameter of maria[edit]

For Mare Fecunditatis, the table on the page lists a diameter of 909 km. On the Mare Fecunditatis page, the quoted diameter is 909 miles. The can't both be right. 20:32, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

The USGS table linked in this article says 909 km, which appears to be correct. So I'm changing the Mare Fecunditatis article. --Zundark 20:53, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
Actually, is seems that Mare Anguis and Mare Australe have the same problem. Mare Cognitum is OK. 12:41, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

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