Full moon icon   Lunar Plains (Planitia)

Adapted from the International Astronomical Union Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

There is only one officially named plain on the Moon: Planitia Descensus, the Plain of Descent, named to commemorate the site of the first soft landing on the Moon by the Soviet Luna 9 probe on 3rd February 1966. Click on its name to view the Moon centred there.

Name                Lat.  Long.  Diam. (km)
Planitia Descensus  7.1N  64.4W   1.0