Observe and sketch
Whatever your skill level and equipment, there’s plenty of Moon features to locate and draw
The Moon is covered with several dark ‘seas’. As long as part of the Moon is illuminated, at least one of these should be visible.
The Tycho crater has another prominent ray system, but can be trickier to make out, due to a lack of contrast with nearby lunar highlands.
The reflected light of Earth illuminates the Moon for a few days around new Moon, though you might have to get up early to catch it.
The angle we view Plato crater at gives it a ‘squashed’ appearance. The irregular ring casts interesting shadows when the terminator’s close by.
It’s easy to find this crater with binoculars due to its prominent ray system. With a telescope, you should make out the crater’s hexagonal shape.
Eratosthenes and Montes Apenninus
The rugged Apennine mountain range reaches 5.5km in height and extends 600km before terminating in a deep crater with terraced walls.