Lade (crater)

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Lade crater 4097 h1.jpg
Coordinates 1°18′S 10°06′E / 1.3°S 10.1°E / -1.3; 10.1Coordinates: 1°18′S 10°06′E / 1.3°S 10.1°E / -1.3; 10.1
Diameter 56 km
Depth 0.8 km
Colongitude 350° at sunrise
Eponym Heinrich E. von Lade

Lade is the remains of a lunar crater that has been flooded by lava. To the north is the crater Godin, and in the south-southeast is the worn, lava-flooded Saunder.

The southern rim of Lade has been completely covered or destroyed, and there are gaps in the relatively thin southeast rim. The surviving crater wall is worn and somewhat hexagonal in outline. There is a smaller bowl-shaped crater attached to the interior of the western rim. To the north the crater designated Lade B has been completely filled with lava.

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 Lade.

Lade Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 0.2° S 12.9° E 57 km
B 0.1° N 9.8° E 24 km
D 0.9° S 13.7° E 16 km
E 1.9° S 13.0° E 21 km
M 1.1° S 9.4° E 12 km
S 1.2° S 8.3° E 24 km
T 1.0° S 9.0° E 18 km
U 0.1° S 9.6° E 4 km
V 0.2° S 9.1° E 4 km
W 0.2° N 8.6° E 4 km
X 1.7° S 11.0° E 3 km