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Impact craters

Vieta (crater)

Impact craters
 Vieta is a lunar impact crater that lies due north of the walled plain Schickard, in the southwestern part of the Moon. About half a crater diameter to the southeas ..
ago 33 minute , 6 seconds 49 view

Lagalla (crater)

Impact craters
 Lagalla is the remnant of a lunar impact crater. Wilhelm partly overlies the northeastern rim, and Montanari is attached to the southeast. The remainder of the rim ..
ago 40 minute , 58 seconds 49 view

Kapteyn (crater)

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 Image:Kapteyn crater AS08-13-2270.jpgthumbright240pxOblique view from Apollo 8, facing southKapetyn is a lunar impact crater that is near the eastern limb of the Mo ..
ago 41 minute , 17 seconds 51 view

Magelhaens (lunar crater)

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  Image:As8-13-2225.jpgthumbrightMagelhaens is just above center in this image taken by the crew of Apollo 8. Magelhaens A is left of center, and Goclenius is in for ..
ago 41 minute , 34 seconds 51 view

Mallet (crater)

Impact craters
 Mallet is a crater on the near side of the Moon. It is located next to the linear valley named Vallis Rheita, in the rugged southeastern quadrant. To the northwest ..
ago 44 minute , 6 seconds 39 view

Faye (crater)

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  Faye is a heavily eroded lunar impact crater in the rugged southern highlands of the Moon. It is named after French astronomer Hervé Faye. It is attached to th ..
ago 44 minute , 17 seconds 39 view

Lindsay (crater)

Impact craters
 Lindsay is a small lunar impact crater that is located in the central highlands of the Moon. It was named after the Irish astronomer Eric Mervyn Lindsay. It lies i ..
ago 44 minute , 37 seconds 44 view

Lockyer (lunar crater)

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  Lockyer is a lunar impact crater that is located along the western wall of the large walled plain Janssen. It was named after British astrophysicist Norman Lockyer ..
ago 44 minute , 47 seconds 32 view

Chang Heng (crater)

Impact craters
 Hasselblad camera image (facing east)Chang Heng is a lunar impact crater that is located on the Moon's far side. It lies less than one crater diameter to the northe ..
ago 44 minute , 48 seconds 29 view

Vega (crater)

Impact craters
  Vega is an eroded lunar impact crater that is located in the southeastern part of the Moon. It lies on the near side and so can be viewed from the Earth. Less than ..
ago 44 minute , 55 seconds 29 view

Oken (crater)

Impact craters
 imageOken is a lunar impact crater near the southeastern limb of the Moon. It is normally visible from the Earth, but is foreshortened and within the region of the ..
ago 45 minute , 6 seconds 28 view

Spallanzani (lunar crater)

Impact craters
  Spallanzani is a lunar impact crater located in the rugged, crater-marked terrain of the Moon's southern hemisphere. It was named after Italian natural scientist a ..
ago 47 minute , 9 seconds 21 view

Fontana (lunar crater)

Impact craters
  Fontana is a lunar impact crater that is located in the southwestern part of the Moon's near side, to the south of the Oceanus Procellarum. It lies to the west-nor ..
ago 47 minute , 58 seconds 30 view

Peirescius (crater)

Impact craters
 Peirescius is a lunar impact crater that is located in the southeastern part of the Moon. It is close enough to the limb that it appears significantly foreshortened ..
ago 48 minute , 7 seconds 24 view

Chaucer (crater)

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 Image:Chaucer crater 5026 h3.jpgthumbright240pxOblique Lunar Orbiter 5 imageChaucer is a lunar impact crater that is located to the west of the walled plain Hertzsp ..
ago 48 minute , 40 seconds 34 view

Stiborius (crater)

Impact craters
 Stiborius is a lunar impact crater that lies to the south-southwest of the crater Piccolomini, in the southeastern quadrant of the Moon's near side. To the south-so ..
ago 49 minute , 2 seconds 26 view

Lindenau (crater)

Impact craters
 Lindenau is a lunar impact crater. It is located beside the east-southeastern rim of the crater Zagut, and to the northeast of Rabbi Levi. To the northeast is the s ..
ago 51 minute , 2 seconds 26 view

Rothmann (crater)

Impact craters
 Rothmann is an impact crater that is located in the southeastern part of the Moon's near side, about one crater diameter to the southwest of the Rupes Altai scarp. ..
ago 51 minute , 4 seconds 32 view

Schmidt (lunar crater)

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  Image:Sabine Ritter Schmidt 4085 h1.jpgthumbrightLunar Orbiter 4 image of Sabine (right of center), Ritter (left of center), and Schmidt (lower left) cratersSchmid ..
ago 2 hour , 9 minute 3 view

Krasnov (crater)

Impact craters
 Krasnov is a lunar impact crater that is located in the southeastern part of the Montes Cordillera range, near the southwest limb of the Moon. From the Earth this c ..
ago 2 Day , 21 hour 10 view

Gavrilov (crater)

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 mosaicimageGavrilov is a lunar impact crater on the far side of the Moon. It lies to the south of the heavily eroded crater Vernadskiy, and north of Vetchinkin.This ..
ago 2 Day , 23 hour 11 view

Glauber (crater)

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 imageGlauber is a small lunar impact crater that is located just to the north of the large walled plain Mendeleev, on the Moon's far side. This crater lies just out ..
ago 4 Day , 14 hour 10 view

Glazenap (crater)

Impact craters
 Image:Glazenap crater 1115 med.jpgthumbright240pxLunar Orbiter 1 imageGlazenap is a lunar impact crater that is located on the Moon's far side. It lies to the south ..
ago 4 Day , 14 hour 18 view

Kant (crater)

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 Image:Kant crater AS16-M-0563.jpgthumbrightOblique Apollo 16 image, facing westImage:AS16-M-0436.jpgthumbrightKant (lower center) and Zöllner (upper left) from A ..
ago 4 Day , 14 hour 11 view

Longomontanus (crater)

Impact craters
 Longomontanus is an ancient lunar impact crater located in the rugged southern highlands to the southwest of the bright ray crater Tycho. Longomontanus is of the va ..
ago 19 Day 2 view

Grave (crater)

Impact craters
 Grave is a lunar impact crater that lies in the northern interior floor of the huge walled plain Gagarin, on the far side of the Moon. It is located about 10 kilome ..
ago 26 Day , 19 hour 1 view

Hagecius (crater)

Impact craters
 Hagecius is a lunar impact crater in the southeastern part of the Moon's near side. It was named after 16th century Czech naturalist Tadeáš Hájek (Latinize ..
ago 1 Month , 14 Day 7 view

Santbech (crater)

Impact craters
 Santbech is a lunar impact crater that is located to the southeast of Mare Nectaris. It lies south-southwest of the prominent crater Colombo. About one crater diame ..
ago 3 Month , 10 Day 10 view

Gauricus (crater)

Impact craters
 Gauricus is a lunar impact crater that is located in the rugged southern part of the Moon's near side. It was named after Italian astronomer Luca Gaurico. Nearly a ..
ago 3 Month , 10 Day 10 view

Short (crater)

Impact craters
 Short is a lunar impact crater that is located in the southern regions of the Moon, on the near side. It lies just to the south of the larger, prominent crater More ..
ago 3 Month , 10 Day 5 view

Wöhler (crater)

Impact craters
 Wöhler is a small lunar impact crater that lies to the south of the crater Stiborius, in the rugged southeastern highlands of the Moon. It was named after German ..
ago 3 Month , 11 Day 8 view

Wilson (crater)

Impact craters
 Wilson is a lunar impact crater that lies in the southern part of the Moon's near side, to the southwest of the large walled plain Clavius. It is nearly attached to ..
ago 3 Month , 27 Day 4 view

Pentland (crater)

Impact craters
 Pentland is a lunar impact crater that lies in the southern part of the Moon, and appears foreshortened when viewed from the Earth. About one crater diameter to the ..
ago 3 Month , 27 Day 3 view

Reichenbach (crater)

Impact craters
  Reichenbach is a crater in the rugged southeastern part of the Moon's near side. It is located to the west-northwest of the prominent crater Stevinus, and to the w ..
ago 3 Month , 28 Day 3 view

Pilâtre (crater)

Impact craters
 Pilâtre is a lunar impact crater near the southwestern limb of the Moon. It is located just to the north-northwest of the much larger walled plain Hausen. The sa ..
ago 3 Month , 28 Day 3 view

Hamilton (crater)

Impact craters
 Hamilton is a lunar impact crater that is located near the southeastern limb of the Moon. From the Earth this crater is viewed nearly from the edge, limiting the am ..
ago 3 Month , 29 Day 4 view

Reimarus (crater)

Impact craters
  Reimarus is a lunar impact crater, located in the southeastern part of the Moon's near side. The eroded southeastern end of the long Vallis Rheita (Rheita valley) ..
ago 4 Month 3 view

Fraunhofer (crater)

Impact craters
  thumbright240pxOblique Lunar Orbiter 4 image, facing northwestFraunhofer is a lunar impact crater that is located just to the south-southwest of the walled plain F ..
ago 4 Month , 2 Day 5 view

Gum (crater)

Impact craters
 Gum is a lunar impact crater that is located near the southeastern limb of the Moon, and is viewed nearly from the side from Earth. It lies along the western edge o ..
ago 4 Month , 2 Day 5 view

Chappe (crater)

Impact craters
 Chappe is a lunar impact crater that lies along the southwestern limb of the Moon. It is nearly attached to the northern limb of the walled plain Hausen, and an equ ..
ago 4 Month , 3 Day 6 view

Kaiser (lunar crater)

Impact craters
  Kaiser is a lunar impact crater. It lies in the crater-riddled terrain in the southern part of the Moon's near side. It was named after the Dutch astronomer Freder ..
ago 4 Month , 6 Day 5 view

Goodacre (crater)

Impact craters
 Goodacre is a lunar impact crater. It is located in the rugged southern highlands on the Moon's near side, and is attached to the north-northeastern part of the ext ..
ago 4 Month , 7 Day 6 view

Wurzelbauer (crater)

Impact craters
 Wurzelbauer is the remnant of a lunar impact crater. It was named after German astronomer Johann Philipp von Wurzelbauer. It is located in the rugged terrain on th ..
ago 4 Month , 7 Day 5 view

Proctor (lunar crater)

Impact craters
  Proctor is the remnant of a lunar impact crater that is located to the southeast of the prominent crater Tycho. It lies just to the north of the huge walled plain ..
ago 4 Month , 8 Day 5 view

Saussure (crater)

Impact craters
 Saussure is a lunar impact crater. It is located in the crater-riddled terrain in the southern hemisphere of the Moon's near side. Just to the north and nearly atta ..
ago 4 Month , 8 Day 5 view

Weiss (crater)

Impact craters
 Weiss is a lunar impact crater along the southern edge of the Mare Nubium. It was named after Austrian astronomer Edmund Weiss. Nearly attached to the southwest ri ..
ago 4 Month , 9 Day 4 view

Nonius (crater)

Impact craters
 thumbrightSatellite cratersNonius is a lunar impact crater. It is located in the rugged southern highlands on the Moon's near side. It was named after 16th century ..
ago 4 Month , 9 Day 4 view

Montanari (crater)

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 Montanari is a lunar impact crater. It is located to the west-southwest of the prominent ray crater Tycho, and is attached to the southern rim of the walled plain W ..
ago 4 Month , 10 Day 5 view

Epimenides (crater)

Impact craters
 Epimenides is a lunar impact crater that is located in the southwestern part of the Moon's near side, just to the east of the oddly shaped crater Hainzel. Just to t ..
ago 4 Month , 11 Day 6 view

Schorr (crater)

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 Schorr is a lunar impact crater that lies across the eastern limb of the Moon. From the Earth this crater is viewed from the side, limiting the amount of detail tha ..
ago 4 Month , 12 Day 4 view

Wright (lunar crater)

Impact craters
  Wright is a lunar impact crater that is located near the western limb of the Moon. It lies on the irregular plain between the Montes Cordillera and Montes Rook, tw ..
ago 4 Month , 12 Day 6 view

Pontanus (crater)

Impact craters
 For people with this name, see Pontanus (disambiguation).Pontanus is a lunar impact crater that is located in the southern highlands of the Moon's near side. It lie ..
ago 4 Month , 13 Day 4 view

Phillips (lunar crater)

Impact craters
  Phillips is a lunar impact crater that is located in the vicinity of the Moon's east-southeastern limb, named after British geologist John Phillips. The larger wa ..
ago 4 Month , 14 Day 4 view

Piazzi (crater)

Impact craters
  Piazzi is an impact crater that is located near the southwestern limb of the Moon, and is attached to the southeastern rim of the walled plain Lagrange. About thre ..
ago 4 Month , 14 Day 4 view

Lepaute (crater)

Impact craters
 Lepaute is a small lunar impact crater that is located along the western edge of the Palus Epidemiarum, a minor lunar mare in the southwestern part of the Moon's ne ..
ago 4 Month , 15 Day 5 view

Neander (crater)

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 Neander is a lunar impact crater that is located to the south of Mare Nectaris, in the southeastern part of the Moon's near side. It was named after 16th century Ge ..
ago 4 Month , 15 Day 5 view

Gibbs (crater)

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 Image:Rim of Gibbs crater AS15-81-10920.jpgthumbright240pxOblique closeup of the recent small impact on the north rim of Gibbs, from Apollo 15Gibbs is a lunar impac ..
ago 4 Month , 16 Day 5 view

Graff (lunar crater)

Impact craters
  Graff is a small lunar impact crater that lies along the southwestern limb of the Moon. It is located to the west of the Vallis Bouvard depression in the southern ..
ago 4 Month , 16 Day 5 view

Monge (crater)

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 crater (below left of center) and Monge crater (above right of center), facing south, from Apollo 16Monge is a lunar impact crater that lies along the southwestern ..
ago 4 Month , 17 Day 4 view

Fourier (crater)

Impact craters
 Fourier is a lunar impact crater that is located in the southwestern part of the Moon's near side, just to the southeast of the crater Vieta. To the northeast is th ..
ago 4 Month , 17 Day 6 view

McClure (crater)

Impact craters
 McClure is a small lunar impact crater. It is located along the western edge of the Mare Fecunditatis, due east of the prominent crater Colombo. To the north of McC ..
ago 4 Month , 18 Day 7 view

Weinek (crater)

Impact craters
 Weinek is a small lunar impact crater that is located in the southeastern part of the Moon, to the south of the Mare Nectaris. It was named after Austro-Hungarian a ..
ago 4 Month , 19 Day 7 view

Congreve (crater)

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 Congreve is a lunar impact crater that is located on the far side of the Moon relative to the Earth, and lies across the lunar equator. It lies to the west-northwes ..
ago 4 Month , 19 Day 5 view

Krusenstern (crater)

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 Krusenstern is a lunar impact crater that lies amidst the battered terrain in the southern part of the Moon's near side. Nearly attached to the east-southeast rim i ..
ago 4 Month , 20 Day 5 view

Wilkins (crater)

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 Wilkins is a lunar impact crater that lies in the rugged highlands in the southeastern part of the Moon's near side. It is located to the southwest of the crater Po ..
ago 4 Month , 21 Day 5 view

Van Vleck (crater)

Impact craters
 Image:Lunar craters Nobili, Jenkins, Weierstrass, and Van Vleck.pngthumbright240pxThe craters Weierstrass (lower center), Van Vleck (lower right), Nobili (upper lef ..
ago 4 Month , 22 Day 8 view

Henry Frères (crater)

Impact craters
 Henry Frères is a lunar impact crater that is located in the southwestern part of the near side of the Moon. It was named after the brothers Paul Henry and Prosp ..
ago 4 Month , 22 Day 5 view

Henry (lunar crater)

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  Henry is a lunar impact crater that is located to the northwest of the larger crater Cavendish, in the southeastern part of the Moon's near side. It was named afte ..
ago 4 Month , 23 Day 7 view

Cockcroft (crater)

Impact craters
 Cockcroft is a lunar impact crater that is situated on the far side of the Moon from the Earth, so that it has only be observed and photographed from orbit. It lies ..
ago 4 Month , 23 Day 7 view

Comrie (crater)

Impact craters
 Comrie is a lunar impact crater. It is located on the rugged far side of the Moon relative to the Earth, beyond the western limb. Nearby craters of note include Ohm ..
ago 4 Month , 24 Day 8 view

Eichstadt (crater)

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 Eichstadt is a lunar impact crater that is located in the eastern section of the Montes Cordillera range that encircles the Mare Orientale impact basin. It lies tow ..
ago 4 Month , 25 Day 7 view

Chauvenet (crater)

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  Chauvenet is a lunar impact crater that is located to the northeast of the prominent crater Tsiolkovskiy on the far side of the Moon. Less than one crater diameter ..
ago 4 Month , 26 Day 8 view

Widmannstätten (crater)

Impact craters
 Image:Keiss crater Widmannstatten crater AS12-51-7565.jpgthumbright240pxOblique view of Kiess and Widmannstätten from Apollo 12Widmannstätten is a lunar impac ..
ago 4 Month , 27 Day 7 view

Von Behring (crater)

Impact craters
 von Behring is a small lunar impact crater that is located in the eastern part of the Moon. It lies north-northeast of the larger Kapteyn and is to the northwest of ..
ago 4 Month , 28 Day 8 view

Weierstrass (crater)

Impact craters
 Image:Lunar craters Nobili, Jenkins, Weierstrass, and Van Vleck.pngthumbright240pxThe craters Weierstrass (lower center), Van Vleck (lower right), Nobili (upper lef ..
ago 4 Month , 28 Day 7 view

Jackson (crater)

Impact craters
 mosaic showing much of the extent of the ray system. The image width is approximately 800 km.Jackson is a prominent lunar impact crater that is located in the nort ..
ago 4 Month , 29 Day 7 view

Kreiken (crater)

Impact craters
 Kreiken is a small lunar impact crater that is located near the eastern limb of the Moon. It lies to the south of the crater Kiess and the Mare Smythii. Just to the ..
ago 4 Month , 29 Day 8 view

La Pérouse (crater)

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 Image:La Perouse crater AS12-51-7567.jpgthumb240pxrightOblique Apollo 12 image facing northwest. The small bright crater beyond the far rim is La Pérouse A, and ..
ago 5 Month 7 view

Kiess (crater)

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 Image:Keiss crater Widmannstatten crater AS12-51-7565.jpgthumb262pxOblique view of Kiess and Widmannstätten from Apollo 12Kiess is a lunar impact crater next to ..
ago 5 Month 8 view

Kästner (crater)

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 Image:Kästner crater AS15-M-1754.jpgthumbright240pxApollo 15 mapping camera image with high sun angle, showing degree of erosion of the rimsImage:AS12-51-7566 (2 ..
ago 5 Month , 1 Day 8 view

Houtermans (crater)

Impact craters
 Houtermans is a lunar impact crater that is located beside the eastern limb of the Moon, in the region of the surface where visibility is affected by libration. It ..
ago 5 Month , 2 Day 7 view



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