McClure (crater)

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McClure (crater)
Coordinates 15°18′S 50°18′E / 15.3°S 50.3°E / -15.3; 50.3Coordinates: 15°18′S 50°18′E / 15.3°S 50.3°E / -15.3; 50.3
Diameter 24 km
Depth 1.5 km
Colongitude 310° at sunrise
Eponym Robert le M. McClure

McClure is a small lunar crater. It is located along the western edge of the Mare Fecunditatis, due east of the prominent crater Colombo. To the north of McClure is the similar Crozier, and to the southwest is the larger Cook. The outer rim is nearly circular and not significantly worn. The inner walls slope down to a somewhat irregular interior floor. McClure C is attached to the exterior of the northwest rim.

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 McClure.

McClure Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 15.7° S 49.1° E 6 km
B 15.4° S 49.3° E 9 km
C 14.7° S 49.8° E 27 km
D 14.8° S 51.8° E 22 km
M 14.2° S 51.3° E 21 km
N 14.2° S 52.7° E 9 km
P 14.8° S 53.5° E 16 km
S 13.8° S 53.4° E 4 km

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