Hind (crater)

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Hind (crater)
Hind crater 4096 h3.jpg
Coordinates 7°54′S 7°24′E / 7.9°S 7.4°E / -7.9; 7.4Coordinates: 7°54′S 7°24′E / 7.9°S 7.4°E / -7.9; 7.4
Diameter 29 km
Depth 3.0 km
Colongitude 353° at sunrise
Eponym John R. Hind
Hind (upper right centre) and Halley (upper left centre) from Apollo 16. At top right is Hipparchus C. Hind C is south of Hind. NASA photo.

Hind is a lunar impact crater that lies to the southeast of the walled plain Hipparchus, and due east of the crater Halley. The rim of Hind is relatively free of wear and distortion, except for a break at the north rim. The floor of Hind is relatively uneven, however, compared to the interior of Halley. Hind and the craters Hipparchus C and Hipparchus L form a line with diminishing diameters that point to the northeast.

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 Hind.

Hind Latitude Longitude Diameter
C 8.7° S 7.4° E 7 km


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