This image shows part of the north-eastern region of the Moon. At the right hand edge is the large crater Posidonius . A little to the left and slightly below, is the small, bright crater, Maury. Directly below Maury, at the bottom of the image are the craters Atlas and Hercules. To the left of Maury is a dark-floored crater. This is Franklin, named by Madler in 1837 in honour of the American statesman and philosopher, Benjamin Franklin. The very dark patch close to the limb of the Moon is Lacus Temporis, or Lake of Time.