Widmannstätten (crater)

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Widmannstätten (crater)
Coordinates 6°06′S 85°30′E / 6.1°S 85.5°E / -6.1; 85.5Coordinates: 6°06′S 85°30′E / 6.1°S 85.5°E / -6.1; 85.5
Diameter 46 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 275° at sunrise
Eponym Alois B. Widmannstätten

Widmannstätten is a lunar crater in the southern part of the Mare Smythii, near the eastern limb of the Moon. The rim of this crater has a wide gap along the western side, where it is joined to the larger Kiess. There is also a gap in the northern rim where the crater floor is joined to the adjacent lunar mare. The dark interior floor of this formation has been flooded by lava, leaving a level interior surface and a shallow surviving rim.