Spot for the SMART-1 Impact
The impact of the SMART-1 will possibly occur in the dark part of the first quarter moon, in the visible side of the Moon, next to the terminador, in the south of Mare Humorum, in Lacus Excellentiae, on the 3rd of September, 2006 .
This area is very interesting from the scientific point of view. It is a volcanic plane area surrounded by highlands, but also characterised by ground heterogeneities.
Localization of Lacus Excellentiae. Image captured by the Virtuel Atlases of la Lune by Christian Legrand and Patrick Chevalley
Lacus Excellentiae. Credit of the image: Valmir M. Morais (author)
Lacus Excellentiai. Credit of the image: Photo IV-148-H3 of Digital by the Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlases of the Moon of the Lunar and Planetary Institute - LPI.