Le Verrier (lunar crater)

Le Verrier (lunar crater)

lunar crater data
latitude=40.3
N_or_S=N
longitude=20.6
E_or_W=W
diameter=20 km
depth=2.1 km
colong=21
eponym=Urbain Le Verrier

Le Verrier is a small lunar impact crater located in the northern part of the Mare Imbrium. To the west is the slightly larger Helicon crater, and further to the west-northwest lies the mountain-ringed Sinus Iridum bay.

Le Verrier, sometimes named Leverrier, is a bowl-shaped feature with a nearly circular rim. The inner walls display the appearance of slumping along the upper edges. The inner wall and floor to the southeast appears more irregular than elsewhere.

atellite craters

By convention these features are identified on lunar maps by placing the letter on the side of the crater mid-point that is closest to le Verrier crater.

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