Feuillée (crater)

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Feuillée (crater)
Feuillee crater Beer crater AS15-M-1144.jpg
Apollo 15 Mapping Camera image with Feuillée at left and Beer at right
Coordinates 27°24′N 9°24′W / 27.4°N 9.4°W / 27.4; -9.4Coordinates: 27°24′N 9°24′W / 27.4°N 9.4°W / 27.4; -9.4
Diameter 9 km
Depth 1.8 km
Colongitude 10° at sunrise
Eponym Louis Feuillée
Oblique view from Apollo 15 Panoramic Camera

Feuillée is a small lunar impact crater in the eastern part of the Mare Imbrium. It lies less than a half crater diameter to the northwest of Beer, and the two formations form a nearly matched pair. To the west is the small but prominent crater Timocharis.

Like Beer, Feuillée is a circular, bowl-shaped formation with a small interior floor at the midpoint of the sloping inner walls. This sharp-edged crater is not notably worn or eroded, and lacks any distinguishing features. It does, however, lie across a wrinkle ridge in the surface of the lunar mare, a feature that is best observed under oblique lighting conditions when the crater is near the terminator.

The crater name is incorrectly spelled Feuillet on some lunar charts.

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