Mare Imbrium’s Splendor

Moon has a splendor all its own but so do many individual features. Mare Imbrium can be appreciated with the eyes alone, a binocular, or a telescope. On this occasion I was seeking a crater, but the familiar borders of Imbrium were to beautiful to pass up. Just like we teach children and teachers, I sat down to capture some boundaries of shapes, mark the light areas, fill them, mark the dark areas, fill them, work the in-between tones, and shade a bit. It is not that good, but I learn more about an object’s layout everytime I observe. And, I learn a little more about its splendor–a splendor intended by the Creator, the Mighty God who made the moon with purpose and effect on the 4th day of creation. Hope you enjoy the sketch, but I urge you to look for yourself.

If you want to see another scene from the next night, go to this link ( to see Sinus Iridum (another big feature) during lunar dawn.


About rolandlinda3

We avidly enjoy the observation of God's creation in terms of stars, the moon, and earthly things. We teach others to observe what He has made. Part of the outreach and work is to maintain a site: [or use the new address]. This site has been changed to include this blog along with three other inspirational blogs. We invite you to take a look and follow us there. Whether here or at the new site, our purpose is unchanged. We aim to share the love of Jesus Christ, who has graciously kept us and made us excited about seeing what he has made. Our faith is a walking faith, so faith and works, as much as we are able, are married together.
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