Apollonius (crater)

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Apollonius (crater)
Apollonius - LROC - WAC.JPG
Apollonius and surroundings
Coordinates 4°30′N 61°06′E / 4.5°N 61.1°E / 4.5; 61.1Coordinates: 4°30′N 61°06′E / 4.5°N 61.1°E / 4.5; 61.1
Diameter 53 km
Depth 1.5 km
Colongitude 299° at sunrise
Eponym Apollónius
Oblique view from Apollo 11

Apollonius is a lunar crater located near the eastern limb of the Moon. It lies in the region of uplands to the west of Mare Undarum and northeast of the Sinus Successus on the Mare Fecunditatis. It is southwest of the crater Firmicus, and north of Condon.

The outer rim of Apollonius is somewhat worn and is overlain by a pair of small craters (including Apollonius E) across the western wall. The nearly flat interior floor has a low albedo and has been covered by lava. It lacks a central peak or notable small craters across the bottom.

Location of Apollonius on the near side of the Moon

Satellite craters[edit]

By convention these features are identified on lunar maps by placing the letter on the side of the crater midpoint that is closest to Apollonius.

Apollonius Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 4.8° N 56.8° E 24 km
B 5.7° N 57.6° E 32 km
E 4.4° N 61.9° E 16 km
F 5.6° N 60.0° E 16 km
H 3.4° N 59.6° E 20 km
J 4.6° N 57.5° E 12 km
L 6.5° N 54.6° E 9 km
M 4.8° N 61.9° E 10 km
N 4.8° N 64.1° E 9 km
S 1.1° N 62.6° E 15 km
U 4.9° N 59.9° E 7 km
V 4.4° N 58.2° E 16 km
X 7.0° N 58.1° E 31 km
Y 4.9° N 62.6° E 10 km

The following craters have been renamed by the IAU.


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