Biot (crater)

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Biot (crater)
Coordinates 22°36′S 51°06′E / 22.6°S 51.1°E / -22.6; 51.1Coordinates: 22°36′S 51°06′E / 22.6°S 51.1°E / -22.6; 51.1
Diameter 13 km
Depth 1.5 km
Colongitude 309° at sunrise
Eponym Jean-Baptiste Biot

Biot is a small, bowl-shaped lunar crater located in the southern reaches of the Mare Fecunditatis. It is a circular formation with a sharp-edged rim that has not been significantly worn. The inner walls slope down to a relatively small interior floor. The albedo of the wide inner walls is higher than the surrounding lunar mare, giving it a light hue. To the southeast is the crater Wrottesley.

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 Biot.

Biot Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 22.2° S 48.9° E 15 km
B 20.4° S 49.6° E 28 km
C 22.0° S 51.1° E 8 km
D 24.3° S 50.3° E 9 km
E 24.6° S 50.9° E 8 km
T 21.4° S 49.9° E 5 km

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