lunar seas

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Monday, December 06, 2010
According to this list from the Trivia Lovers' Lists of Nearly Everything in the Universe by Barbara Ann Kipfer, Ph.D.: "A lunar sea is any flat, dark plain of lower elevation on the moon."

I love these names - so evocative! I can tell you that many a time I've aimed for the Sea of Serenity only to find myself mired in the Marsh of Epidemics.

Here's the list:

•Bay of Dew
•Bay of Heats
•Bay of Rainbows
•Borer Sea
•Central Bay
•Eastern Sea
•Foaming Sea
•Humboldt's Sea
•Lake of Death (!)
•Lake of Dreams (!!)
•Marsh of Decay
•Marsh of Epidemics
•Marsh of Mists
•Marsh of Sleep
•Ocean of Storms
•Sea of Clouds
•Sea of Cold
•Sea of Crises (!)
•Sea of Fertility
•Sea of Humors
•Sea of Ingenuity
•Sea of Knowledge
•Sea of Moscow
•Sea of Nectar
•Sea of Rains
•Sea of Serenity
•Sea of Tranquility
•Sea of Vapors
•Sea of Waves
•Smyth's Sea
•Southern Sea

Speaking of the moon - it's my understanding (I read it somewhere once and have not verified) that along with the solstice on the 21st, there will be a full moon. And not only will the moon be full, but there will be a lunar eclipse! Perhaps my vague internet recollections will BE TRUE and all those things that sound crazy but aren't actually crazy will happen this month! Maybe I should write out the question, push it in a bottle and then throw it in the lunar Sea of Knowledge and await my reply. (or look it up for real, I guess.)
2 comments on "lunar seas"
  1. You are indeed correct about the lunar eclipse on the 21st! It will be the most magical winter solstice ever!


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