Hermann (crater)

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Hermann crater 4157 h1.jpg
Lunar Orbiter 4 image of Hermann (center) and Hermann B (above right)
Coordinates 0°54′S 57°18′W / 0.9°S 57.3°W / -0.9; -57.3Coordinates: 0°54′S 57°18′W / 0.9°S 57.3°W / -0.9; -57.3
Diameter 16 km
Depth 1.4 km
Colongitude 57° at sunrise
Eponym Jacob Hermann

Hermann is a small lunar crater that is located in the western Oceanus Procellarum, just over one crater diameter to the south of the Moon's equator. It is a solitary crater with only a few tiny craterlets and some low wrinkle ridges nearby.

The interior floor of this crater has been flooded with lava, leaving a dark surface with the same albedo as the surrounding lunar mare. Only a low, nearly circular rim projects above the surface, which is not significantly eroded. The rim has a slight outward bulge on the western rim.

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 Hermann.

Hermann Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 0.4° N 58.2° W 4 km
B 0.3° S 57.1° W 5 km
C 0.2° S 60.6° W 3 km
D 2.3° S 54.0° W 3 km
E 0.1° N 52.0° W 4 km
F 1.3° N 55.4° W 3 km
H 0.9° N 61.8° W 4 km
J 2.6° N 57.4° W 4 km
K 2.4° N 58.3° W 3 km
L 2.4° N 59.1° W 3 km
R 0.6° N 55.6° W 3 km
S 1.0° N 55.5° W 4 km