Map of the Moon if It’s ‘Seas’ Were Really Seas


The Moon’s craters are often called seas. Here’s an excellent visualization by Fummy of how those dark shapes on the moon’s surface connect together into one big lunar ocean.

moon with seas

The lunar seas are actually impact craters formed about 3.800 million years ago when some enormous asteroids fell on the Moon’s surface. They were then filled with lava which cooled down and solidified, creating these curious seas.

Here’s what they look like without the water added:

moon impact craters

And here is what the Moon would look like if it had both water and an Earth-like atmosphere:

moon with water and atmosphere

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