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 Roland

We avidly enjoy teaching about and observing God's creation. We are active in Christian mission work that often takes us to the Philippines and Asia. the observation of God's creation in terms. Part of the outreach and work is to maintain a site: [or use]. This site includes inspirational blogs, free downloadable courses, and a history of the charity organization. We aim to share the love of Jesus Christ, who has graciously extended his love to us. Our faith is a walking faith, so faith and works, as much as we are able, are married together.
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