Darney (crater)

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Darney
Darney crater 4125 h2.jpg
Coordinates 14°30′S 23°30′W / 14.5°S 23.5°W / -14.5; -23.5Coordinates: 14°30′S 23°30′W / 14.5°S 23.5°W / -14.5; -23.5
Diameter 15 km
Depth 2.6 km
Colongitude 24° at sunrise
Eponym Maurice Darney
Oblique view facing south from Apollo 16

Darney is a small lunar crater that is located on the region of the Moon where the Mare Nubium joins the Oceanus Procellarum. To the south is the lava-flooded crater Lubiniezky. The southern rim of Darney is attached to a series of low ridges that extend to the southwest.

This is a bowl-shaped formation with a small interior floor at the midpoint of the sloping inner walls. The crater has a relatively high albedo compared to the surrounding dark lunar mare, and the crater is at the focus of a small ray system extending for 110 kilometers.

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 Darney.

Darney Latitude Longitude Diameter
B 14.8° S 26.4° W 4 km
C 14.1° S 26.0° W 13 km
D 14.5° S 27.0° W 6 km
E 12.4° S 25.4° W 4 km
F 13.3° S 26.4° W 4 km
J 14.3° S 21.4° W 7 km

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