Möbius (crater)

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This article is about the lunar crater. For other uses, see Moebius (disambiguation).
Möbius (crater)
Mobius crater AS14-71-9889.jpg
Oblique Apollo 14 Hasselblad camera image
Coordinates 15°48′N 101°12′E / 15.8°N 101.2°E / 15.8; 101.2Coordinates: 15°48′N 101°12′E / 15.8°N 101.2°E / 15.8; 101.2
Diameter 50 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 259° at sunrise
Eponym August F. Möbius

Möbius is a lunar crater that is located on the Moon's far side, beyond the eastern limb and northeast of the Mare Marginis. It lies less than one crater diameter to the northwest of the larger, 90-km-diameter Hertz, and just to the southeast of Popov. To the north of Mobius is the crater chain designated Catena Dziewulski, which takes its name from the crater Dziewulski to the north-northwest.

This is a moderately worn crater formation, with a smaller crater intruding into the western rim and a small crater cutting across the rim at the southern end. The rim is relatively low and the interior is marked only by a few tiny craterlets and some higher-albedo markings in the southwestern quadrant.

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