Belyaev (crater)

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Belyaev
Belyaev crater LRO.jpg
LRO WAC image
Coordinates 23°18′N 143°30′W / 23.3°N 143.5°W / 23.3; -143.5Coordinates: 23°18′N 143°30′W / 23.3°N 143.5°W / 23.3; -143.5
Diameter 54 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 218° at sunrise
Eponym Pavel I. Belyaev
Oblique Lunar Orbiter 5 image

Belyaev is a lunar impact crater that is attached to the outer edge of the Mare Moscoviense, on the far side of the Moon. It is a worn formation with a small crater pair overlaying the southern rim, and several smaller craters across the relatively irregular interior.

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 Belyaev.

Belyaev Latitude Longitude Diameter
Q 20.6° N 139.4° E 50 km

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