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Curtius (crater)

Curtius is a lunar impact crater that is located in the southern part of the Moon. From the Earth the crater appears foreshortened, making it more difficult to observe detail. Nevertheless, this is a large crater that can be readily found in even ...

                                               

Cysatus (crater)

Cysatus is a lunar impact crater that is located in the southern part of the Moons near side. It is joined to the northeastern rim of the larger crater Gruemberger, and intrudes slightly into the interior of that formation. Due south is the large ...

                                               

Dawson (crater)

Dawson is a lunar impact crater that lies on the southern hemisphere on the far side of the Moon. It lies across a crater triplet: the southeast rim is intruding into the crater Alekhin; the northwest rim also intrudes into the larger satellite c ...

                                               

De Forest (crater)

De Forest is a lunar impact crater on the far side of the Moon. It is located in the far southern hemisphere, to the west of the large walled plain Zeeman and due south of the crater Numerov. Because of its proximity to the southern pole, this cr ...

                                               

De Gerlache (crater)

de Gerlache is a lunar impact crater that is located along the southern limb of the Moon, within a crater diameter of Shackleton at the south pole. From the Earth this crater is seen from the edge, and it lies in perpetual darkness. Thus little o ...

                                               

Demonax (crater)

Demonax is a lunar impact crater near the southern limb of the Moon. This location makes the crater difficult to observe due to foreshortening. The crater is also illuminated at a very low angle, when it is in the sunlit side. Demonax lies just t ...

                                               

Doerfel (crater)

Doerfel is a lunar impact crater that is located in the vicinity of the southern pole, just on the far side of the Moon. It lies approximately midway between the large crater Hausen to the east-northeast and the even larger Zeeman to the southwes ...

                                               

Drygalski (crater)

Drygalski is a large lunar impact crater that lies along the southern limb of the Moon. It partly overlies the crater Ashbrook to the west on the far side of the Moon. Just to the north of Drygalski is the smaller Boltzmann. The location of this ...

                                               

Faustini (crater)

Faustini is a lunar impact crater that lies near the south pole of the Moon. It is located nearly due south of the much larger crater Amundsen, and is almost attached to Shoemaker to the southwest. About one crater diameter due south is the small ...

                                               

Ganswindt (crater)

Ganswindt is a lunar impact crater that lies near the southern pole of the Moons far side. It is attached to the southwestern exterior of the huge walled plain Schrodinger. Ganswindt partly overlies the smaller crater Idelson to the south. The ri ...

                                               

Grotrian (crater)

Grotrian is a lunar impact crater that is located on the southern hemisphere on the far side of the Moon. It lies to the north of the huge walled plain Schrodinger, within the radius of that formations outer blanket of ejecta. The long Vallis Pla ...

                                               

Gruemberger (crater)

Gruemberger is an old impact crater in the southern part of the Moon. When viewed from the Earth this crater appears oval in shape due to foreshortening, but it is actually relatively circular. The crater lies about 25 kilometers to the north-nor ...

                                               

Hale (lunar crater)

Hale is a relatively young lunar impact crater that is located on the southern limb of the Moon. Over half the crater lies on the far side of the Moon, and from the Earth this formation is viewed from the side. Thus the crater must be viewed from ...

                                               

Hausen (crater)

Hausen is a large lunar impact crater that lies along the south-southwestern limb of the Moon. The visibility of this crater is significantly affected by libration effects, although even under the best of conditions it is viewed nearly from on ed ...

                                               

Hawke (crater)

Hawke is a lunar impact crater that is located on the southern hemisphere on the far side of the Moon. It lies within the larger Grotrian, located to the north of the huge walled plain Schrodinger, within the radius of that formations outer blank ...

                                               

Hedervari (crater)

Hedervari is a lunar impact crater that is located in the southern part of the Moon, only a few crater diameters from the south lunar pole. It is attached to the northern rim of the larger crater Amundsen, and lies south of Hale. Due to its locat ...

                                               

Ibn Bajja (crater)

Ibn Bajja is a small lunar impact crater located about 199k km from the south pole of the Moon. The ridge north of Ibn Bajja is part of the elevated rim encircling the depressed area containing Cabeus. Previously unnamed, this crater, along with ...

                                               

Idelson (crater)

Idelson is a lunar impact crater that is located on the far side of the Moon. It lies just behind the southern lunar limb, in a region that is sometimes brought into view of the Earth due to libration. Idelson is situated to the southwest of the ...

                                               

Kircher (crater)

Kircher is a lunar impact crater that is located in the south-southwestern part of the Moon, near the southern limb. In this position the crater appears foreshortened when viewed from the Earth. It is less than one crater diameter due south of th ...

                                               

Klaproth (crater)

Klaproth is an old lunar impact crater that lies in the rugged southern highlands of the Moons near side. Due to its location, this crater appears significantly foreshortened when viewed from the Earth. The southern rim of the crater is overlain ...

                                               

Kocher (crater)

Kocher is a lunar impact crater located on the lunar far side near the southern pole. The crater is located Southeast of the Ashbrook and Drygalski craters. Kocher was adopted and named after Swiss physician Emil Kocher by the IAU in 2009.

                                               

Kuhn (crater)

Kuhn is a lunar impact crater located on the lunar far side near the Northern lunar pole. The crater is located East of the Kocher crater, Southeast of the prominent Ashbrook crater and just North of the southern lunar pole. Kuhn was adopted and ...

                                               

Laveran (crater)

Laveran is a lunar impact crater located on the lunar far side near the southern pole. The crater is located in between the prominent craters Schrodinger, Zeeman, Ashbrook, and South of De Forest. Laveran was adopted and named after French physic ...

                                               

Le Gentil (crater)

Le Gentil is a lunar impact crater that is located in the south-southwest part of the Moon, near the limb, and is nearly attached to the southern rim of the huge walled plain Bailly. To the southeast is the large crater Drygalski. Due to its loca ...

                                               

Malapert (crater)

Malapert is a lunar impact crater that lies near the southern limb of the Moon. From the Earth this formation is viewed from the side, limiting the amount of detail that can be seen. The crater is also illuminated at very low angles, so that part ...

                                               

Manzinus (crater)

Manzinus is a lunar impact crater that is located in the southern region of the Moons near side. It lies less than one crater diameter to the south-southwest of the crater Mutus, and to the northwest of Boguslawsky. The latter is a crater with ne ...

                                               

Minnaert (crater)

Minnaert is a large lunar impact crater that is located on the far side of the Moon, deep in the southern hemisphere. It is partly overlain along the southeastern side by the larger and younger crater Antoniadi. To the west-northwest lies Lyman. ...

                                               

Moretus (crater)

Moretus is a lunar impact crater located in the heavily cratered highland region near the south pole of the Moon. South of Moretus, the crater Short is located, while to the north is Cysatus. To the northwest lies Gruemberger, and Curtius is loca ...

                                               

Neumayer (crater)

Neumayer is a lunar impact crater that lies near the southern limb of the Moon. At this location the crater appears much foreshortened and can only be observed during favorable librations. It is attached to the southeastern rim of the slightly la ...

                                               

Newton (lunar crater)

Newton is a lunar impact crater located near the south limb of the Moon. It is south-southwest of the crater Moretus. To the northeast is Short, and in the northwest are Casatus and Klaproth. Because of its location, the crater appears highly obl ...

                                               

Nobile (crater)

Nobile is a lunar impact crater that is located near the southern pole of the Moon. It lies to the south of the crater Scott, along the western rim of Amundsen. Between Nobile and the southern pole lie the smaller craters Shoemaker and Faustini. ...

                                               

Numerov (crater)

Numerov is a lunar impact crater that is located on the Moons far side, deep in the southern hemisphere. It is attached to the larger and younger crater Antoniadi to the west, and the outer rampart of Antoniadi overlies the inner wall and part of ...

                                               

Rittenhouse (crater)

Rittenhouse is a small lunar impact crater that is located in the southern part of the Moons far side. It lies amidst the western outer ramparts of the immense walled plain Schrodinger. To the west is the prominent crater Hale, just visible from ...

                                               

Schomberger (crater)

Schomberger is a prominent lunar impact crater that lies in the southern part of the Moon, in the area near the limb. It is located to the southwest of the crater Boguslawsky, and southeast of Simpelius. The relatively young satellite crater Scho ...

                                               

Schrodinger (crater)

Schrodinger is a large lunar impact crater of the form traditionally called a walled plain and is named after Erwin Schrodinger. It is located near the south lunar pole on the far side of the Moon, and can only be viewed from orbit. The smaller c ...

                                               

Scott (crater)

Scott is a lunar impact crater near the south pole of the Moon. Its location close to the lunar limb hinders observation, both from the foreshortening of the crater as seen from Earth and from the limited sunlight that enters the basin. The north ...

                                               

Shackleton (crater)

Shackleton is an impact crater that lies at the south pole of the Moon. The peaks along the craters rim are exposed to almost continual sunlight, while the interior is perpetually in shadow. The low-temperature interior of this crater functions a ...

                                               

Shoemaker (lunar crater)

This crater became of interest to scientists when the Lunar Prospector detected unusually high concentrations of hydrogen on the floor of this and other nearby craters using a neutron spectrometer. The floor of this crater is kept in permanent sh ...

                                               

Short (crater)

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 Moretus, and northeast of Newton. This crater lies across an older crater designated S ...

                                               

Sikorsky (crater)

Sikorsky is a crater on the far side of the Moon. It is situated behind the southeastern limb of the Moon, just out of sight from the Earth. It lies to the northwest of the huge walled plain Schrodinger. To the northwest is the smaller crater Mou ...

                                               

Simpelius (crater)

Simpelius is an impact crater that lies in the southern part of the Moon. It lies to the north-northwest of the somewhat larger crater Schomberger, and east-southeast of the prominent Moretus. The most distinctive aspect of this crater is the asy ...

                                               

Slater (crater)

Slater is an impact crater near the south pole of the Moon. Like nearby Shackleton, the floor of the crater is in nearly perpetual darkness. The craters name was adopted by the IAU in May 2015, after the American planetary scientist David Charles ...

                                               

Svedberg (crater)

Svedberg is a lunar impact crater located on the lunar near side near the southern pole. The crater is located Northeast of Scott crater, adjacent to von Baeyer crater, and South of the prominent crater Demonax. The crater was adopted and named a ...

                                               

Sverdrup (crater)

Sverdrup is a lunar impact crater that is located about one crater diameter from the southern pole of the Moon. It lies on the far side of the Moon with respect to the Earth, in an area of the surface that is only illuminated by very oblique ligh ...

                                               

Von Baeyer (crater)

von Baeyer is a lunar impact crater located on the lunar near side near the southern pole. The crater is located directly adjacent to Svedberg crater and Northeast and South of prominent craters Scott and Demonax, respectively. Baeyer was adopted ...

                                               

Wapowski (crater)

Wapowski is a lunar impact crater located on the lunar near side near the southern pole. The crater is located Southwest of craters von Baeyer and Svedberg just inside the rim of the prominent Scott crater. Wapowski was adopted and named after Po ...

                                               

Wexler (crater)

Wexler is a lunar impact crater that lies across the south-southeast limb of the Moon. In this location not much detail about the formation can be discerned from the Earth, and it must be viewed from orbit to see most of the structure. It lies ab ...

                                               

Wiechert (crater)

Wiechert is a lunar impact crater that is located in the southern region of the Moons far side. It lies to the southeast of the huge walled plain Schrodinger, less than 170 km from the southern pole. This is a worn and eroded crater formation ill ...

                                               

Wilson (crater)

Wilson is a lunar impact crater that lies in the southern part of the Moons near side, to the southwest of the large walled plain Clavius. It is nearly attached to the southeastern rim of the slightly larger crater Kircher. Almost due east lies K ...

                                               

Zeeman (crater)

Zeeman is a lunar impact crater located on the far side of the Moon near its south pole. It is not directly visible from the Earth. To the northwest of Zeeman lies the crater Numerov. Southeast of the rim is the crater Ashbrook. The outer rim of ...