I'm in Brisbane right now. I took this picture 15 minutes ago from my balcony.

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Could you help me with identification of marked Lunar maria? I cannot compare any of these to this map.

I think 1 is Mare Serenitatis and 2 is Mare Tranquillitatis. Am I right?


So your image looks more like this, with the red line being the terminator. The illuminated side in your image is the left side of the reference image, turned upside down. I think you've gotten it backwards, the mare that you've labeled "1" is the Sea of Tranquility, and the one you've labeled "2" is the Sea of Serenity.

Your image is upside down

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  • $\begingroup$ The moon in Australia is upside down (which might be the source of the OP's confusion), as noted in astronomy.stackexchange.com/questions/11867/… $\endgroup$ – user21 Sep 21 '15 at 12:00
  • $\begingroup$ Now I see it @Maggie. You're right. Thanks! :) $\endgroup$ – Matt Komarnicki Sep 22 '15 at 9:28

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