Carmichael (crater)

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Carmichael crater AS15-M-0385.jpg
Apollo 15 image
Coordinates 19°36′N 40°24′E / 19.6°N 40.4°E / 19.6; 40.4Coordinates: 19°36′N 40°24′E / 19.6°N 40.4°E / 19.6; 40.4
Diameter 20 km
Depth 3.6 km
Colongitude 320° at sunrise
Eponym Leonard Carmichael
Carmichael crater (upper left) and Hill crater (lower right) from Apollo 15. NASA photo.

Carmichael is a lunar impact crater that is located along the eastern edge of the Sinus Amoris, in the northeastern quadrant of the Moon's near side. It lies within a couple of crater diameters south-southwest of the smaller crater Hill. Further to the east-northeast is the prominent crater Macrobius. Carmichael was designated Macrobius A before being given its current name by the IAU.

Carmichael is generally circular, with a small floor at the middle of the sloping interior walls. There is a low rise of scree along the southeast inner wall. The crater is free of notable impacts along the rim or the interior, although a tiny craterlet is situated in the lunar mare just outside the rim to the south-southwest.


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