[–]NASAMarshallMoon[F,S] 1 point 17 minutes ago

Since the Moon has nearly no atmosphere, the surface at the equator heats up to 100C during the day and cools off to -100C at night. So we have been thinking of bases near the poles, where the temperature is colder (-50C) all the time but doesn’t vary much. There are some places near the poles that are on mountain peaks and see the sun all of the time, so that would be good for solar power at a base. These places also can see the Earth much of the time, which is good for communication. Finally, they are within reach of unexplored territory near the poles and the far side, so that’s good for science. -BC