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My latest moon crater painting. Decided to go for a panorama painting showing the three craters Ptolemaus, Alphonsus and Arzachel.
On the 27th January 1967, Gus Grissom, Roger B Chaffee and Ed White, Apollo 1 astronauts, lost their lives as they performed a launch rehearsal test.
Three moon craters have been dedicated to them, located at the far side of the moon in close proximity of each other.
Once upon a moon
A tribute to the Apollo missions
A Command Service Module orbiting the moon
It is on a 50cm x 50cm box canvas, 4cm thick.
One of my favourite craters to paint. Very distinctive shape.
This is a 50cm x 50cm canvas.
A 40cm x 40cm acrylic painting of Mare Crisium. It is located to the northeast of Mare Tranquillitatis, visible with the naked eye as a small dark spot on the edge of the moon's face. Its diameter is about 555km. It is the site of the crash-landing of Soviet Luna 15 probe in 1969.
This crater is a lunar impact crater of the form called walled plain. It lies in the southwest sector of the Moon, near the lunar limb. As a result, the crater appears oblong due to foreshortening. The floor of Schickard has been partially flooded by lava, leaving only the southwest portion uncovered and rough-textured. (Painting is 180 degrees rotated)
It is on a 40cm x 40cm, 4cm thick canvas.
(latin for Bay of Rainbows)
Here is my largest moon painting 50cm x 100cm and makes a great wall feature.
Sinus Iridum was the planned landing site of China's 2013 lunar mission Chang'e 3 but landed instead in the near by Mare Imbrium
The Moon on a 40cm x 40cm box canvas, acrylic painting
Another painting of Clavius Crater. This one is on a 40cm x 40cm canvas.
It really shows how playing with light and shadows give an 3D impression.
Posidonius is a lunar impact crater that is located on the north-eastern edge of Mare Serenitatis, to the south of Lacus Somniorum. The crater Chacornac is attached to the southeast rim, and to the north is Daniell.
Endymion is a lunar crater that lies near the northeast limb of the Moon. It is located to the east of Mare Frigoris, and north of the Lacus Temporis. To the southwest is the somewhat smaller crater Atlas. Because of its location, Endymion has an oval appearance from foreshortening. Beyond the crater along the lunar limb is the Mare Humboldtianum.
The floor of Endymion has been covered in low-albedo lava that gives it a dark appearance and makes it relatively easy to locate. The floor is nearly smooth and featureless, with only a few tiny craterlets located within the rim. A string of three lie near the northwestern inner wall. Faint streaks of ray material from Thales to the north-northwest crosses the dark floor. The outer rampart is low, wide, and worn from impact erosion.