This session was devoted to lunar observing.

Lunar Phase: Waxing Gibbous (90.6%)
Q-Day: 4

Moonset: 6:10 AM        Moonrise: 8:52 PM     
Sunset: 12:15 AM          Sunrise: 8:02 PM

Location: Grasslands National Park, East Block
Date: 2018-06-24
Time: 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Equipment: Visual + Binoculars 10x42 IS
Transparency: not recorded
Seeing: not recorded

Relatively clear with just a light breeze. We had had a big thunderstorm when we were setting up camp. Felt like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, just waiting for the wind to lift us inner tent up into the storm.  The early evening was cloudy but it did clear for some viewing. Because of the size of the Moon, it negated any chance of viewing the star field this evening.

Mare: Crisium, Fecunditatis, Frigoris, Humorum, Imbrium, Nectaris, Serenitatis, Tranquilitatis 

Sinus: Iridium, Roris

Craters: Aristarchus (on terminator), Aristillus, Copernicus, Gang of 4 (pure white, no shadows), Gassendi (on terminator), Harpalus, Keplar and surrounding pale area, Plato, Tycho


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