Berzelius (crater)

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Berzelius (LRO).png
LRO image
Coordinates 36°33′N 50°57′E / 36.55°N 50.95°E / 36.55; 50.95Coordinates: 36°33′N 50°57′E / 36.55°N 50.95°E / 36.55; 50.95
Diameter 49 km
Depth 1.7 km
Colongitude 310° at sunrise
Eponym Jöns J. Berzelius

Berzelius is a lunar crater located in the northeast part of the Moon's near side. It lies to the southeast of the crater Franklin, and to the northwest of Geminus.

Berzelius is a low, eroded formation with a fairly level interior floor and a small, ridge-like rim. There are several tiny craterlets along the rim, and the wall is nearly gone along the southern side – it consists of little more than a low, wide ridge. The interior floor is marked by a few tiny craterlets.

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 Berzelius.

Berzelius Coordinates Diameter, km
A 36°44′N 48°52′E / 36.74°N 48.87°E / 36.74; 48.87 (Berzelius A) 8
B 32°19′N 43°06′E / 32.31°N 43.10°E / 32.31; 43.10 (Berzelius B) 25
F 32°51′N 46°01′E / 32.85°N 46.02°E / 32.85; 46.02 (Berzelius F) 11
K 35°34′N 47°02′E / 35.57°N 47.03°E / 35.57; 47.03 (Berzelius K) 6
T 36°15′N 47°58′E / 36.25°N 47.96°E / 36.25; 47.96 (Berzelius T) 9
W 38°08′N 53°06′E / 38.14°N 53.10°E / 38.14; 53.10 (Berzelius W) 7