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Crater on the Moon

Crater on the Moon

Feature onThe Moon
Feature typeCrater
Lunar coordinates51.6° N, 9.3° W
DimensionsDiameter 101km; depth 1,468m

A wide circular crater, more than 70 kilometres in diameter, in the northern latitudes of the Moon. It lies on the southern fringes of Mare Frigoris, the Sea of Cold that runs across the northern face of the Moon's nearside, at the point where that Sea borders Mare Imbrium. Though circular in shape, the location of this crater near the Moon's northwestern limb means that it appears foreshortened to an relatively narrow ellipse for viewers on Earth.


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