Galle (lunar crater)

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Galle (lunar crater)
Galle crater 4103 h3.jpg
Coordinates 55°54′N 22°18′E / 55.9°N 22.3°E / 55.9; 22.3Coordinates: 55°54′N 22°18′E / 55.9°N 22.3°E / 55.9; 22.3
Diameter 21 km
Depth 2.3 km
Colongitude 338° at sunrise
Eponym Johann G. Galle
Location of Galle on the Moon

Galle is a small lunar crater on the Mare Frigoris, to the north-northeast of the prominent crater Aristoteles. The formation is nearly circular, with a sharp-edged rim and little appearance of erosion. There are slight outward bulges in the rim to the north and northeast, but otherwise the formation is relatively symmetrical.

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 Galle.

Galle Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 53.9° N 22.3° E 6 km
B 55.4° N 17.4° E 7 km
C 57.8° N 24.5° E 11 km

See also[edit]