Lee (crater)

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Lee crater 4142 h3.jpg
Coordinates30°42′S 40°42′W / 30.7°S 40.7°W / -30.7; -40.7Coordinates: 30°42′S 40°42′W / 30.7°S 40.7°W / -30.7; -40.7
Diameter41 km
Depth1.3 km
Colongitude41° at sunrise
EponymJohn Lee

Lee is the lava-flooded remnant of a lunar impact crater that lies on an inlet of the Mare Humorum, in the southwestern part of the Moon. It was named after British astronomer John Lee.[1] To the east is the crater Vitello, and just to the north is the lava-flooded crater Doppelmayer.

The rim of Lee is worn and somewhat eroded, with a wide gap along the northeast where lava entered and covered the floor. The interior is relatively flat and free of significant impacts. The craterlet Lee A is attached to the exterior of the southern rim of Lee.

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 Lee.

Lee Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 31.4° S 41.2° W 18 km
H 30.9° S 38.9° W 4 km
M 29.8° S 39.7° W 77 km
S 30.8° S 42.8° W 6 km
T 30.1° S 42.0° W 4 km


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