Brouwer (crater)

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Brouwer
Brower crater WAC.jpg
LRO WAC image
Coordinates 36°12′S 126°00′W / 36.2°S 126.0°W / -36.2; -126.0Coordinates: 36°12′S 126°00′W / 36.2°S 126.0°W / -36.2; -126.0
Diameter 158 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 127° at sunrise
Eponym Dirk Brouwer
Luitzen E. J. Brouwer
Oblique Lunar Orbiter 5 image, facing west

Brouwer is a large lunar crater that is located in the southern hemisphere on the far side of the Moon. Intruding into the western rim of Brouwer is the younger and somewhat smaller crater Langmuir. Further to the east-southeast is the larger walled plain Blackett.

This is an old crater formation with a rim that has been heavily worn due to subsequent impacts. Parts of the rim to the east and north can still be traced in the irregular terrain, but the southern rim is almost completely disintegrated. The interior floor is rough in the southeastern half, and somewhat more level and less rough to the northwest. Lying just to the southeast of the crater midpoint is the satellite crater Brouwer H. If the floor once possessed a central peak, it may have been overlaid by this last-mentioned formation.

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 Brouwer.

Brouwer Latitude Longitude Diameter
C 33.4° S 122.1° W 26 km
H 35.9° S 124.4° W 19 km
P 38.6° S 126.5° W 29 km

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