List of craters on the Moon, C–F

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The list of approved names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature maintained by the International Astronomical Union includes the diameter of the crater and the person the crater is named for.[1] Where a crater formation has associated satellite craters, these are detailed on the main crater description pages.

Lists of craters on the Moon
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


C[edit]

Crater Diameter Eponym
C. Herschel 13 km Caroline Herschel (1750–1848)
C. Mayer 38 km Christian Mayer (1719–1783)
Cabannes 80 km Jean Cabannes (1885–1959)
Cabeus 98 km Niccolò Cabeo (1586–1650)
Cailleux 50 km Andre Cailleux (1907–1986)
Cai Lun 43 km Cai Lun (57-131)
Cajal 9 km Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852–1934)
Cajori 70 km Florian Cajori (1859–1930)
Calippus 32 km Calippus of Cyzicus (circa 330 BC)
Cameron 10 km Robert Curry Cameron (1925–1972)
Campanus 48 km Campanus of Novara (circa 13th century)
Campbell 219 km Leon Campbell (1881–1951)
William Wallace Campbell (1862–1938)
Cannizzaro 56 km Stanislao Cannizzaro (1826–1910)
Cannon 56 km Annie Jump Cannon (1863–1941)
Cantor 81 km Georg Cantor (1845–1918)
Moritz Cantor (1829–1920)
Capella 90 km Martianus Capella (circa 400 AD)
Capuanus 59 km Francesco Capuano Di Manfredonia (circa 1400)
Cardanus 49 km Girolamo Cardano (1501–1576)
Carlini 10 km Francesco Carlini (1783–1862)
Carlos 4 km (Spanish male name)
Carmichael 20 km Leonard Carmichael (1898–1973)
Carnot 126 km Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot (1796–1832)
Carol 8 km (Latin female name)
Carpenter 59 km James Carpenter (1840–1899)
Edwin Francis Carpenter (1898–1963)
Carrel 15 km Alexis Carrel (1873–1944)
Carrillo 16 km Nabor Carrillo Flores (1911–1967)
Carrington 30 km Richard Christopher Carrington (1826–1875)
Cartan 15 km Élie J. Cartan (1869–1951)
Carver 59 km George Washington Carver (circa 1864-1943)
Casatus 108 km Paolo Casati (1617–1707)
Cassegrain 55 km Laurent Cassegrain (c.1629–1693)
Cassini 56 km Giovanni Domenico Cassini (1625–1712)
Jacques J. Cassini (1677–1756)
Catalán 25 km Miguel A. Catalán (1894–1957)
Catharina 104 km Saint Catherine of Alexandria (unknown-circa 307)
Cauchy 12 km Augustin Louis Cauchy (1789–1857)
Cavalerius 56 km Buonaventura Cavalieri (1598–1647)
Cavendish 56 km Henry Cavendish (1731–1810)
Caventou 3 km Joseph Bienaime Caventou (1795–1877)
Cayley 14 km Arthur Cayley (1821–1895)
Celsius 36 km Anders Celsius (1701–1744)
Censorinus 3 km Censorinus (flourished 238 AD)
Cepheus 39 km Cepheus (Greek mythological figure)
Chacornac 51 km Jean Chacornac (1823–1873)
Chadwick 30 km Sir James Chadwick (1891–1974)
Chaffee 49 km Roger B. Chaffee (1935–1967)
Challis 55 km James Challis (1803–1862)
Chalonge 30 km Daniel Chalonge (1895–1977)
Chamberlin 58 km Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin (1843–1928)
Champollion 58 km Jean-François Champollion (1790–1832)
Chandler 85 km Seth Carlo Chandler (1846–1913)
Chang Heng 43 km Zhang Heng (78-139)
Chang-Ngo 3 km (Chinese female name), Chinese goddess Chang'e
Chant 33 km Clarence Augustus Chant (1865–1956)
Chaplygin 137 km Sergej Alekseevich Chaplygin (1869–1942)
Chapman 71 km Sydney Chapman (1888–1970)
Chappe 59 km Jean-Baptiste Chappe d'Auteroche (1728–1769)
Chappell 80 km James F. Chappell (1891–1964)
Charles 1 km (French male name)
Charlier 99 km Carl Charlier (1862–1934)
Chaucer 45 km Geoffrey Chaucer (circa 1340-1400)
Chauvenet 81 km William Chauvenet (1820–1870)
Chawla 15 km Kalpana Chawla (1961–2003)
Chebyshev 178 km Pafnuty L. Chebyshev (1821–1894)
Chernyshev 58 km Nikolaj G. Chernyshev (1906–1963)
Chevallier 52 km Temple Chevallier (1794–1873)
Ching-Te 4 km (Chinese male name)
Chladni 13 km Ernst Florens Friedrich Chladni (1756–1827)
Chrétien 88 km Henri Chrétien (1870–1956)
Cichus 40 km Franceso Degli Stabili Cichus (1257–1327)
Clairaut 75 km Alexis Claude Clairaut (1713–1765)
Clark 49 km Alvan Clark (1804–1887)
Alvan Graham Clark (1832–1897)
Clausius 24 km Rudolf Julius Emmanuel Clausius (1822–1888)
Clavius 225 km Christopher Klau Clavius (1537–1612)
Cleomedes 125 km Cleomedes (unknown-circa 50 BC)
Cleostratus 62 km Cleostratus (unknown-circa 500 BC)
Clerke 6 km Agnes Mary Clerke (1842–1907)
Coblentz 33 km William Weber Coblentz (1873–1962)
Cockcroft 93 km John Douglas Cockcroft (1897–1967)
Collins 2 km Michael Collins (astronaut) (1930-)
Colombo 76 km Christopher Columbus (circa 1446-1506)
Compton 182 km Arthur Holly Compton (1892–1962)
Karl Taylor Compton (1887–1954)
Comrie 59 km Leslie John Comrie (1893–1950)
Comstock 72 km George Cary Comstock (1855–1934)
Condon 34 km Edward Uhler Condon (1902–1974)
Condorcet 74 km Jean Antoine, Marquis de Condorcet (1743–1794)
Congreve 57 km Sir William Congreve (1772–1828)
Conon 21 km Conon of Samos (circa 260 BC)
Cook 46 km James Cook (1728–1779)
Cooper 36 km John Cobb Cooper (1887–1967)
Copernicus 107 km Nicolaus Copernicus (1473–1543)
Cori 65 km Gerty Theresa Radnitz Cori (1896–1957)
Coriolis 78 km Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis (1792–1843)
Couder 21 km André Couder (1897–1978)
Coulomb 89 km Charles-Augustin de Coulomb (1736–1806)
Courtney 1 km (English female name)
Cremona 85 km Luigi Cremona (1830–1903)
Crile 9 km George Crile (1864–1943)
Crocco 75 km Gaetano Arturo Crocco (1877–1968)
Crommelin 94 km Andrew Claude de la Cherois Crommelin (1865–1939)
Crookes 49 km Sir William Crookes (1832–1919)
Crozier 22 km Francis Rawdon Moira Crozier (1796–1848)
Crüger 45 km Peter Crüger (1580–1639)
Ctesibius 36 km Ctesibius (unknown-circa 100 BC)
Curie 151 km Pierre Curie (1859–1906)
Curtis 2 km Heber Doust Curtis (1859–1906)
Curtius 95 km Albert Curtz (1600–1671)
Cusanus 63 km Nikolaus Krebs Cusanus (1401–1464)
Cuvier 75 km Georges Cuvier (1769–1832)
Cyrano 80 km Cyrano de Bergerac Savinien (1615–1655)
Cyrillus 98 km Saint Cyril (unknown-444 AD)
Cysatus 48 km Jean-Baptiste Cysat (1588–1657)

D[edit]

Crater Diameter Eponym
D. Brown 15 km David McDowell Brown (1956–2003)
da Vinci 37 km Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519)
Daedalus 93 km Daedalus
Dag 0.5 km (Scandinavian male name)
Daguerre 46 km Louis Daguerre (1789–1851)
Dale 22 km Henry Hallett Dale (1875–1968)
D'Alembert 248 km Jean le Rond d'Alembert (1717–1783)
Dalton 60 km John Dalton (1766–1844)
Daly 17 km Reginald Aldworth Daly (1871–1957)
Damoiseau 36 km Marie Charles Theodor De Damoiseau (1768–1846)
Daniell 29 km John Frederick Daniell (1790–1845)
Danjon 71 km André Danjon (1890–1967)
Dante 54 km Dante Alighieri (1265–1321)
Darney 15 km Maurice Darney (1882–1958)
D'Arrest 30 km Heinrich L. d'Arrest (1822–1875)
D'Arsonval 28 km Jacques Arsene d'Arsonval (1851–1940)
Darwin 120 km Charles Darwin (1809–1882)
Das 38 km Amil Kumar Das (1902–1961)
Daubrée 14 km Gabriel Auguste Daubrée (1814–1896)
Davisson 87 km Clinton Joseph Davisson (1881–1958)
Davy 34 km Humphry Davy (1778–1829)
Dawes 18 km William Rutter Dawes (1799–1868)
Dawson 45 km Bernhard H. Dawson (1890–1960)
De Forest 57 km Lee De Forest (1873–1961)
de Gasparis 30 km Annibale de Gasparis (1819–1892)
de Gerlache 32.4 km Adrien de Gerlache (1866–1934)
De La Rue 134 km Warren de la Rue (1815–1889)
De Moraes 53 km Abrahão De Moraes (1916–1970)
De Morgan 10 km Augustus De Morgan (1806–1871)
De Roy 43 km Felix De Roy (1883–1942)
De Sitter 64 km Willem de Sitter (1872–1934)
De Vico 20 km Francesco de Vico (1805–1848)
De Vries 59 km Hugo de Vries (1848–1935)
Debes 30 km Ernst Debes (1840–1923)
Debus 20 km Kurt Heinrich Debus (1908–1983)
Debye 142 km Peter Debye (1884–1966)
Dechen 12 km Ernst Heinrich Karl von Dechen (1800–1889)
Delambre 51 km Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre (1749–1822)
Delaunay 46 km Charles-Eugène Delaunay (1816–1872)
Delia 2 km (Greek female name)
Delisle 25 km Joseph-Nicolas Delisle (1688–1768)
Dellinger 81 km John Howard Dellinger (1886–1962)
Delmotte 32 km Gabriel Delmotte (1876–1950)
Delporte 45 km Eugène Joseph Delporte (1882–1955)
Deluc 46 km Jean-André Deluc (1727–1817)
Dembowski 26 km Ercole Dembowski (1815–1881).
Democritus 39 km Democritus (circa 460-360 BC).
Demonax 128 km Demonax (unknown-circa 100 BC)
Denning 44 km William Frederick Denning (1848–1931)
Desargues 85 km Gérard Desargues (1591–1661)
Descartes 48 km René Descartes (1596–1650)
Deseilligny 6 km Jules Alfred Pierrot Deseilligny (1868–1918)
Deslandres 256 km Henri-Alexandre Deslandres (1853–1948)
Deutsch 66 km Armin Joseph Deutsch (1918–1969)
Dewar 50 km Sir James Dewar (1842–1923)
Diana 1 km (Latin female name)
Diderot 20 km Denis Diderot (1713–1784)
Dionysius 18 km St. Dionysius the Areopagite (AD 9-120)
Diophantus 17 km Diophantus (unknown-circa AD 300)
Dirichlet 47 km Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet (1805–1859)
Dobrovol'skiy 38 km Georgiy T. Dobrovolskiy (1928–1971)
Doerfel 68 km Georg Samuel Doerfel (1643–1688)
Dollond 11 km John Dollond (1706–1761)
Donati 36 km Giovanni Battista Donati (1826–1873)
Donna 2 km (Italian female name)
Donner 58 km Anders Severin Donner (1854–1938)
Doppelmayer 63 km Johann Gabriel Doppelmayer (1671–1750)
Doppler 110 km J. Christian Doppler (1803–1853)
Douglass 49 km Andrew Ellicott Douglass (1867–1962)
Dove 30 km Heinrich Wilhelm Dove (1803–1879)
Draper 8 km Henry Draper (1837–1882)
Drebbel 30 km Cornelius Drebbel (1572–1634)
Dreyer 61 km John L. E. Dreyer (1852–1926)
Drude 24 km Paul Karl Ludwig Drude (1863–1906)
Dryden 51 km Hugh Latimer Dryden (1898–1965)
Drygalski 149 km Erich Dagobert von Drygalski (1865–1949)
Dubyago 51 km Dmitrij Ivanovich Dubyago (1850–1918)
Aleksandr Dmitrievich Dubyago (1903–1959)
Dufay 39 km Jean Dufay (1896–1967)
Dugan 50 km Raymond Smith Dugan (1878–1940)
Dunér 62 km Nils Christoffer Dunér (1839–1914)
Dunthorne 15 km Richard Dunthorne (1711–1775)
Dyson 63 km Sir Frank Watson Dyson (1868–1939)
Dziewulski 63 km Wladyslaw Dziewulski (1878–1962)

E[edit]

Crater Diameter Eponym
Earhart (provisional) 200 km Amelia Earhart (1897 – 1937)
Eckert 2 km Wallace John Eckert (1902–1971)
Eddington 118 km Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington (1882–1944)
Edison 62 km Thomas A. Edison (1847–1931)
Edith 8 km (English female name)
Egede 37 km Hans Egede (1686–1758)
Ehrlich 30 km Paul Ehrlich (1854–1915)
Eichstadt 49 km Lorentz Eichstadt (1596–1660)
Eijkman 54 km Christiaan H. Eijkman (1858–1930)
Eimmart 46 km Georg Christoph Eimmart (1638–1705)
Einstein 198 km Albert Einstein (1879–1955)
Einthoven 69 km Willem Einthoven (1879–1955)
Elger 21 km Thomas Gwyn Elger (1836–1897)
Ellerman 47 km Ferdinand Ellerman (1869–1940)
Ellison 36 km Mervyn Archdall Ellison (1909–1963)
Elmer 36 km Charles Wesley Elmer (1872–1954)
Elvey 74 km Christian Thomas Elvey (1899–1970)
Emden 111 km J. Robert Emden (1862–1940)
Encke 28 km Johann Franz Encke (1791–1865)
Endymion 123 km Endymion (Greek mythological figure)
Engel'gardt 43 km Vasilij P. Engel'gardt (Engelhardt) (1828–1915)
Eötvös 99 km Loránd Eötvös (1848–1919)
Epigenes 55 km Epigenes of Byzantium (unknown-circa 200 BC)
Epimenides 27 km Epimenides (flourished 596 BC)
Eratosthenes 58 km Eratosthenes (circa 276-196 BC)
Erlanger 9.9 km Joseph Erlanger (1874–1965)
Erro 61 km Luis Enrique Erro (1897–1955)
Esclangon 15 km Ernest Esclangon (1876–1954)
Esnault-Pelterie 79 km Robert Albert Charles Esnault-Pelterie (1881–1957)
Espin 75 km Rev. Thomas Henry Espinell Compton Espin (1858–1934)
Euclides 11 km Euclid (unknown-circa 300 BC)
Euctemon 62 km Euctemon (flourished 432 BC)
Eudoxus 67 km Eudoxus of Cnidus (circa 408-355 BC)
Euler 27 km Leonhard Euler (1707–1783)
Evans 67 km Sir Arthur Evans (1851–1941)
Evdokimov 50 km Nikolaj N. Evdokimov (1868–1940)
Evershed 66 km John Evershed (1864–1956)
Ewen 3 km (Gaelic male name)

F[edit]

Crater Diameter Eponym
Fabbroni 10 km Giovanni Valentino Mattia Fabbroni (1752–1822)
Fabricius 78 km David Fabricius (1564–1617)
Fabry 184 km Charles Fabry (1867–1945)
Fahrenheit 6 km Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686–1736)
Fairouz 3 km (Arabic female name)
Faraday 69 km Michael Faraday (1791–1867)
Faustini 39 km Arnoldo Faustini (1874–1944)
Fauth 12 km Philipp Johann Heinrich Fauth (1867–1941)
Faye 36 km Hervé Faye (1814–1902)
Fechner 63 km Gustav Theodor Fechner (1801–1887)
Fedorov 6 km Aleksandr Petrovich Fedorov (1872–1920)
Felix 1 km (Latin male name)
Fényi 38 km Gyula Fényi (1845–1927)
Feoktistov 23 km Konstantin Petrovich Feoktistov (1926-)
Fermat 38 km Pierre de Fermat (1601–1665)
Fermi 183 km Enrico Fermi (1901–1954)
Fernelius 65 km Jean Fernel (1497–1558)
Fersman 151 km Aleksandr Yevgenyevich Fersman (1883–1945)
Fesenkov 35 km Vasiliy Grigor'evich Fesenkov (1889–1972)
Feuillée 9 km Louis Feuillée (1660–1732)
Fibiger 17.7 km Johannes Andreas Grib Fibiger (1867–1928)
Finsch 4 km Otto Friedrich Hermann Finsch (1839–1917)
Finsen 72 km Niels Ryberg Finsen (1860–1904)
Firmicus 56 km Firmicus Maternus (unknown-circa 330)
Firsov 6 km Georgij F. Firsov (1917–1960)
Fischer 30 km Hermann Emil Fischer (1852–1919)
Hans Fischer (1881–1945)
Fitzgerald 110 km George Francis Fitzgerald (1851–1901)
Fizeau 111 km Armand Hippolyte L. Fizeau (1819–1896)
Flammarion 74 km Camille Flammarion (1842–1925)
Flamsteed 20 km John Flamsteed (1646–1719)
Fleming 106 km Alexander Fleming (1881–1955)
Williamina P. Fleming (1857–1911)
Florensky 71 km Kirill Pavlovich Florensky (1915–1982)
Florey 54.7 km Howard Florey, Baron Florey (1898–1968)
Focas 22 km Ionnas Focas (1908–1969)
Fontana 31 km Francesco Fontana (circa 1585-1656)
Fontenelle 38 km Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle (1657–1757)
Foster 33 km John Stuart Foster (1890–1964)
Foucault 23 km Léon Foucault (1819–1868)
Fourier 51 km Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier (1768–1830)
Fowler 146 km Alfred Fowler (1868–1940)
Ralph H. Fowler (1889–1944)
Fox 24 km Philip Fox (1878–1944)
Fra Mauro 101 km Fra Mauro (unknown-1459)
Fracastorius 112 km Girolamo Fracastoro (1483–1553)
Franck 12 km James Franck (1882–1964)
Franklin 56 km Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)
Franz 25 km Julius Heinrich Franz (1847–1913)
Fraunhofer 56 km Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787–1826)
Fredholm 14 km Erik Ivar Fredholm (1866–1927)
Freud 2 km Sigmund Freud (1856–1939)
Freundlich 85 km Erwin Findlay-Freundlich (1885–1964)
Fridman 102 km Aleksandr Alexandrovich Fridman (Friedman) (1888–1925)
Froelich 58 km Jack E. Froelich (1921–1967)
Frost 75 km Edwin B. Frost (1866–1935)
Fryxell 18 km Roald H. Fryxell (1934–1974)
Furnerius 135 km Georges Furner (flourished 1643)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Moon craters". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. International Astrophysical Union. Retrieved 3 February 2015.