Fahrenheit (crater)

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Farenheit crater AS15-M-0541.jpg
Apollo 15 Mapping camera image
Coordinates 13°06′N 61°42′E / 13.1°N 61.7°E / 13.1; 61.7Coordinates: 13°06′N 61°42′E / 13.1°N 61.7°E / 13.1; 61.7
Diameter 6 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 299° at sunrise
Eponym Daniel G. Fahrenheit

Fahrenheit is a tiny lunar crater located in the southeast part of the Mare Crisium. This area of the surface is nearly devoid of impact features of interest. To the east are the Dorsa Harker wrinkle ridges, and beyond them is Promontorium Agarum at the edge of the mare. The landing site of the Soviet Luna 24 probe is located about 15 kilometers to the southeast.

In the past this crater bore the designation Picard X, before being named by the IAU. The crater Picard is located to the east-northeast on the Mare Crisium.