MARE INSULARUM
 
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Latin Name

English Name

Lat

Long

Diam

Mare Insularum

"Sea of Islands"

7.5N

30.9W

513.0

 
Mare Insularum is located in the Insularum basin, just 
south of Mare Imbrium. The basin material is of the 
Lower Imbrian epoch, with the mare material of the 
Upper Imbrian epoch. The mare is bordered by the 
craters Copernicus on the East, and Kelper on the west.
Oceanus Procellarum joins the mare to the southwest.

Copernicus is one of the most noticeable craters on
the moon, seen as the white region on the photo. The
rays from both Kepler and Copernicus protrude into the
mare.The northern edge of Mare Cognitum is visible
at the bottom of the photo, and Fra Mauro is the grey 
patch in the lower right.
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