Oceanus Procellarum is the large mare in the center and upper left of this image. Visible in the upper right is another large mare, Imbrium, and below is the small round Mare Humorum.
|Coordinates||18. Selenographic coordinates are used to refer to locations on the surface of Earth 's Moon. 4° N, 57. 4° W|
|Eponym||Ocean of Storms|
Oceanus Procellarum (pronounced /oʊˈsiːənəs ˌprɒsəˈlɛərəm/), Latin for "Ocean of Storms", is a vast lunar mare on the western edge of the near side of Earth's Moon. Geometry, a diameter of a Circle is any straight Line segment that passes through the center of the circle and whose Endpoints are on the Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. The lunar maria (singular mare, two syllables are large dark Basaltic plains on Earth 's Moon, formed by ancient Volcanic eruptions EARTH was a short-lived Japanese vocal trio which released 6 singles and 1 album between 2000 and 2001 Its name derives from the old superstition that its appearance during the second quarter heralded bad weather. Lunar phase (or Moon phase refers to the appearance of the illuminated portion of the Moon as seen by an observer usually on Earth Procellarum is the largest of the lunar maria, stretching 2500 kilometers across its north-south axis and covering roughly 4,000,000 km². To help compare Orders of magnitude of different surface Areas here is a list of areas between 1 million km² and 10 million km²
Like all lunar maria, Oceanus Procellarum was formed by ancient basaltic flood volcanic eruptions that covered the region in a thick, nearly flat layer of solidified magma. Basalt (bəˈsɔːlt ˈbeisɔːlt ˈbæsɔːlt is a common Extrusive Volcanic rock. Plate tectonics and hotspots Divergent plate boundaries At the Magma (Plurals magmas and magmata) is molten rock that sometimes forms beneath the surface of the Earth (or any other Terrestrial planet Unlike the other lunar maria, however, Oceanus Procellarum is not contained within a single well-defined impact basin (evidence for a "Procellarum basin" of impact origin is equivocal). Around its edges lie many minor bays and seas, including Mare Nubium and Mare Humorum to the south. Mare Nubium ("sea of clouds" is a Lunar mare in the Nubium basin on the Moon's near side Mare Humorum (the "sea of moisture" is a Lunar mare. The Impact basin it is located in is 825 kilometers across To the northeast, Oceanus Procellarum is separated from Mare Imbrium by the Carpathian Mountains. Mare Imbrium, Latin for "Sea of Showers" or "Sea of Rains" is a vast Lunar mare (mahr'-ay filling a basin on Earth 's Moon Montes Carpatus is a Mountain range that forms the southern edge of the Mare Imbrium on the Moon.
The robotic lunar probes Luna 9, Luna 13, Surveyor 1 and Surveyor 3 landed in Oceanus Procellarum. A robotic spacecraft is a Spacecraft with no humans on board that is usually under Telerobotic control A space probe is a scientific Space exploration mission in which a Robotic spacecraft leaves the Gravity well of Earth and approaches the Sources Surveyor 1 was the first lunar lander in the American Surveyor program that explored the Moon. Surveyor 3 was the third lander of the Surveyor program that explored the Moon. The manned Apollo 12 mission also landed in Oceanus Procellarum, with astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean onboard. An astronaut or cosmonaut (космона́вт) is a person trained Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr ( June 2, 1930 &ndash July 8, 1999) was an American Astronaut and the third Alan LaVern Bean (born March 15 1932 is a former NASA Astronaut and became the fourth person to walk on the moon at the age of thirty-seven years in November
Sinus Roris lies on the northern edge of Procellarum. Sinus Roris ( Latin for "Bay of Dew" is an extension of the northern edge of Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon.