Barringer (lunar crater)

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Barringer (lunar crater)
Barringer crater 5030 h2.jpg
Oblique Lunar Orbiter 5 image
Coordinates 28°00′S 149°42′W / 28.0°S 149.7°W / -28.0; -149.7Coordinates: 28°00′S 149°42′W / 28.0°S 149.7°W / -28.0; -149.7
Diameter 68 km
Depth 74km
Colongitude 150° at sunrise
Eponym Daniel Barringer

Barringer is a lunar impact crater that is located on the southern hemisphere on the far side of the Moon. It is attached to the north-northeastern rim of the walled basin named Apollo, and lies to the southeast of Plummer. South of Barringer, on the floor of the Apollo basin, is the crater Scobee.

This crater is generally circular in form, with a slight outward bulge along the western rim. The outer rampart of ejecta spills over slightly into the Apollo basin floor, but the remainder of the rim lies in rugged irregular ground. At the midpoint is a central peak formation with a pair of tiny craters to either side: east and southwest. The remaining floor is relatively flat to the north and somewhat more irregular to the south.

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 Barringer.

Barringer Latitude Longitude Diameter
C 26.5° S 148.8° W 19 km
Z 25.0° S 150.3° W 24 km

The following craters have been renamed by the IAU.

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