Celsius (crater)

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Coordinates 34°06′S 20°06′E / 34.1°S 20.1°E / -34.1; 20.1Coordinates: 34°06′S 20°06′E / 34.1°S 20.1°E / -34.1; 20.1
Diameter 36 km
Depth 1.5 km
Colongitude 341° at sunrise
Eponym Anders Celsius

Celsius is a small lunar crater that is located in the rugged terrain in the southern hemisphere on the Moon's near side. It lies less than one crater diameter to the south-southwest of the crater Zagut, and due north of Büsching.

This is a heavily worn crater with a southwest rim that has been damaged by multiple small crater impacts. There is a valley-like gap in the northern rim that joins Celsius with Celsius A. The interior floor of Celsius is almost featureless, except for a small craterlet in the northern half.

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 Celsius.

Celsius Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 33.0° S 20.5° E 14 km
B 34.6° S 19.7° E 6 km
D 34.7° S 19.1° E 19 km
E 32.9° S 20.1° E 11 km
H 33.8° S 20.1° E 6 km