Born (crater)

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Born crater AS15-M-1991.jpg
Apollo 15 Mapping Camera image
Coordinates 6°00′S 66°48′E / 6.0°S 66.8°E / -6.0; 66.8Coordinates: 6°00′S 66°48′E / 6.0°S 66.8°E / -6.0; 66.8
Diameter 15 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 354° at sunrise
Eponym Max Born
Oblique view of Born from Apollo 8

Born is a small lunar impact crater located near the eastern edge of the Moon, to the northeast of the prominent crater Langrenus. It was previously designated Maclaurin Y before being named by the IAU in 1979.[1] Maclaurin itself lies to the north.

This crater is circular and generally cup-shaped, with dark patches stretching from the midpoint toward the northeastern rim. It is otherwise undistinguished.


  1. ^ Born, Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature, International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)