Crozier (crater)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Coordinates 13°30′S 50°48′E / 13.5°S 50.8°E / -13.5; 50.8Coordinates: 13°30′S 50°48′E / 13.5°S 50.8°E / -13.5; 50.8
Diameter 22 km
Depth 1.3 km
Colongitude 310° at sunrise
Eponym Francis R. M. Crozier

Crozier is a lunar crater that is located on the southwest edge of Mare Fecunditatis, a lunar mare in the eastern part of the Moon's near side. It lies to the east-northeast of the prominent crater Colombo, and southeast of the small crater Bellot.

The narrow rim of this crater forms a distorted enclosure that has outward bulges along the northwest, southwest, and southeastern sides. The interior floor has been resurfaced and nearly filled by basaltic lava, producing a level surface with a low albedo that matches the dark hue of the nearby lunar mare. Nearly adjacent to the outer rim are the similar flooded craters Crozier D to the east and Crozier M to the southeast.

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 Crozier.

Crozier Latitude Longitude Diameter
B 12.5° S 52.4° E 8 km
D 13.4° S 51.7° E 21 km
E 12.7° S 52.0° E 6 km
F 12.8° S 51.0° E 5 km
G 12.1° S 50.1° E 4 km
H 14.0° S 49.4° E 11 km
L 10.0° S 51.4° E 6 km
M 8.9° S 53.4° E 6 km