Kant (crater)

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Kant crater LRO WAC.jpg
LRO WAC mosaic
Coordinates 10°36′S 20°06′E / 10.6°S 20.1°E / -10.6; 20.1Coordinates: 10°36′S 20°06′E / 10.6°S 20.1°E / -10.6; 20.1
Diameter 32 km
Depth 3.1 km
Colongitude 40° at sunrise
Eponym Immanuel Kant
Oblique Apollo 16 image, facing west
Kant (lower center) and Zöllner (upper left) from Apollo 16. Mons Penck is also visible to the right, below center. NASA photo.

Kant is a small lunar impact crater that is located to the northwest of the prominent crater Cyrillus and the comparably sized Ibn Rushd. To the northwest is Zöllner, and to the east is Mons Penck. This last feature forms a mountainous promontory reaching a height of about 4 km.

This crater has a well-defined and somewhat uneven rim that is roughly circular in shape. The inner walls have a higher albedo than the surrounding surface, giving them a lighter appearance. Parts of the inner wall have slumped across the inner floor, producing an irregular surface. At the midpoint of the interior is a low central rise, with a craterlet at the summit, giving the appearance of terrestrial volcano, although the peak is probably not volcanic.

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 Kant.

Kant Latitude Longitude Diameter
B 9.7° S 18.6° E 16 km
C 9.3° S 22.1° E 20 km
D 11.5° S 18.7° E 52 km
G 9.2° S 19.5° E 32 km
H 9.1° S 20.8° E 7 km
N 9.9° S 19.7° E 10 km
O 12.0° S 17.2° E 7 km
P 10.8° S 17.4° E 5 km
Q 13.1° S 18.8° E 5 km
S 11.5° S 19.7° E 5 km
T 11.3° S 20.2° E 5 km
Z 10.4° S 17.5° E 3 km


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