The Bay of Rainbows (Sinus Iridium) (Apr 12, 2003)
The most beautiful bay on the surface of the moon is larger than 260 km. It covers an area of 237.000 km2. Bordering on the Bay of Rainbows, you can see the Jurassic Mountains with tops and peaks higher than 4000 m. In the Northeast, the montains end at the so-called Kap Laplace (Altitude: 2500 m) with its cliffs descending steeply to the bottom of the bay (you can see its long shadow in the picture). Kap Heraclides in the South ist only 1700 m high and slowly descending in terraces. The Jurassic Mountains were once destroyed by an impact right in the middle responsible for the 3000 m deep crater Bianchini.

Celestron Newton 200/1000, Nikon Coolpix 4500