List of craters on the Moon: L–N

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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.


List of craters on the Moon
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Crater Coordinates Diameter
(km)
Approval
Year
Eponym Ref
L. Clark 43°20′S 147°42′W / 43.34°S 147.7°W / -43.34; -147.7 (L. Clark) 15.3 2006 Laurel Blair Salton Clark (1961–2003) WGPSN
La Caille 23°41′S 1°05′E / 23.68°S 1.08°E / -23.68; 1.08 (La Caille) 67.22 1935 Nicolas Louis de Lacaille (1713–1762) WGPSN
La Condamine 53°32′N 28°13′W / 53.54°N 28.22°W / 53.54; -28.22 (La Condamine) 37.83 1935 Charles Marie de La Condamine (1701–1774) WGPSN
La Pérouse 10°40′S 76°17′E / 10.67°S 76.28°E / -10.67; 76.28 (La Pérouse) 80.4 1935 Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse (1741–1788) WGPSN
Lacchini 41°17′N 107°50′W / 41.29°N 107.83°W / 41.29; -107.83 (Lacchini) 57.95 1970 Giovanni Lacchini (1884–1967) WGPSN
Lacroix 37°56′S 59°12′W / 37.93°S 59.2°W / -37.93; -59.2 (Lacroix) 36.07 1935 Sylvestre Francois de Lacroix (1765–1843) WGPSN
Lade 1°20′S 9°59′E / 1.33°S 9.99°E / -1.33; 9.99 (Lade) 58.11 1935 Heinrich Eduard von Lade (1817–1904) WGPSN
Lagalla 44°29′S 22°22′W / 44.48°S 22.36°W / -44.48; -22.36 (Lagalla) 88.78 1935 Giulio Cesare Lagalla (1571–1624) WGPSN
Lagrange 32°36′S 71°27′W / 32.6°S 71.45°W / -32.6; -71.45 (Lagrange) 162.21 1935 Joseph Louis Lagrange (1736–1813) WGPSN
Lalande 4°28′S 8°39′W / 4.46°S 8.65°W / -4.46; -8.65 (Lalande) 23.54 1935 Joseph Jérôme Le François de Lalande (1732–1807) WGPSN
Lallemand 14°24′S 84°13′W / 14.4°S 84.21°W / -14.4; -84.21 (Lallemand) 16.69 1985 André Lallemand (1904–1978) WGPSN
Lamarck 23°07′S 70°04′W / 23.12°S 70.06°W / -23.12; -70.06 (Lamarck) 114.65 1964 Jean-Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet, Chevalier de Lamarck (1744–1829) WGPSN
Lamb 42°40′S 100°56′E / 42.67°S 100.94°E / -42.67; 100.94 (Lamb) 103.55 1970 Sir Horace Lamb (1849–1934) WGPSN
Lambert 25°46′N 20°59′W / 25.77°N 20.99°W / 25.77; -20.99 (Lambert) 30.12 1935 Johann Heinrich Lambert (1728–1777) WGPSN
Lamé 14°46′S 64°34′E / 14.76°S 64.56°E / -14.76; 64.56 (Lamé) 84.28 1964 Gabriel Lamé (1795–1870) WGPSN
Lamèch 42°47′N 13°09′E / 42.79°N 13.15°E / 42.79; 13.15 (Lamèch) 12.41 1935 Félix Chemla Lamèch (1894–1962) WGPSN
Lamont 5°08′N 23°19′E / 5.14°N 23.32°E / 5.14; 23.32 (Lamont) 83.23 1935 Johann von Lamont (1805–1879) WGPSN
Lampland 31°10′S 131°31′E / 31.17°S 131.51°E / -31.17; 131.51 (Lampland) 63.04 1970 Carl Otto Lampland (1873–1951) WGPSN
Landau 42°10′N 119°20′W / 42.16°N 119.34°W / 42.16; -119.34 (Landau) 218.15 1970 Lev Davidovich Landau (1908–1968) WGPSN
Lander 15°20′S 131°49′E / 15.34°S 131.81°E / -15.34; 131.81 (Lander) 40.05 1976 Richard Lemon Lander (1804–1834) WGPSN
Landsteiner 31°18′N 14°47′W / 31.3°N 14.79°W / 31.3; -14.79 (Landsteiner) 6.11 1976 Karl Landsteiner (1868–1943) WGPSN
Lane 9°30′S 132°22′E / 9.5°S 132.36°E / -9.5; 132.36 (Lane) 53.76 1970 Jonathan Homer Lane (1819–1880) WGPSN
Langemak 9°56′S 119°27′E / 9.93°S 119.45°E / -9.93; 119.45 (Langemak) 104.76 1970 Georgy Erikhovich Langemak (1898–1938) WGPSN
Langevin 44°10′N 162°41′E / 44.17°N 162.69°E / 44.17; 162.69 (Langevin) 57.8 1970 Paul Langevin (1872–1946) WGPSN
Langley 51°10′N 86°03′W / 51.17°N 86.05°W / 51.17; -86.05 (Langley) 59.17 1964 Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834–1906) WGPSN
Langmuir 35°51′S 128°53′W / 35.85°S 128.89°W / -35.85; -128.89 (Langmuir) 91.5 1970 Irving Langmuir (1881–1957) WGPSN
Langrenus 8°52′S 61°02′E / 8.86°S 61.04°E / -8.86; 61.04 (Langrenus) 131.98 1935 Michel Florent van Langren (circa 1600–1675) WGPSN
Lansberg 0°19′S 26°38′W / 0.31°S 26.63°W / -0.31; -26.63 (Lansberg) 38.75 1935 Philippe van Lansberg (1561–1632) WGPSN
Larmor 31°51′N 179°40′W / 31.85°N 179.67°W / 31.85; -179.67 (Larmor) 99.49 1970 Sir Joseph Larmor (1857–1942) WGPSN
Lassell 15°29′S 7°54′W / 15.49°S 7.9°W / -15.49; -7.9 (Lassell) 21.82 1935 William Lassell (1799–1880) WGPSN
Laue 28°17′N 97°03′W / 28.29°N 97.05°W / 28.29; -97.05 (Laue) 89.17 1970 Max von Laue (1879–1960) WGPSN
Lauritsen 27°32′S 96°19′E / 27.54°S 96.31°E / -27.54; 96.31 (Lauritsen) 51.24 1970 Charles Christian Lauritsen (1892–1968) WGPSN
Laveran 81°48′S 159°47′W / 81.8°S 159.78°W / -81.8; -159.78 (Laveran) 12.52 2009 Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran (1845–1922) WGPSN
Lavoisier 38°10′N 81°15′W / 38.17°N 81.25°W / 38.17; -81.25 (Lavoisier) 71.01 1935 Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier (1743–1794) WGPSN
Lawrence 7°21′N 43°18′E / 7.35°N 43.3°E / 7.35; 43.3 (Lawrence) 24.02 1973 Ernest Orlando Lawrence (1901–1958) and Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr. (1935–1993) WGPSN
Le Gentil 74°16′S 76°01′W / 74.27°S 76.02°W / -74.27; -76.02 (Le Gentil) 125.38 1935 Guillaume Hyacinthe Le Gentil (1725–1792) WGPSN
Le Monnier 26°40′N 30°30′E / 26.66°N 30.5°E / 26.66; 30.5 (Le Monnier) 68.4 1935 Pierre Charles Lemonnier (1715–1799) WGPSN
Le Verrier 40°20′N 20°37′W / 40.33°N 20.61°W / 40.33; -20.61 (Le Verrier) 20.52 1935 Urbain Jean Le Verrier (1811–1877) WGPSN
Leakey 3°11′S 37°28′E / 3.19°S 37.46°E / -3.19; 37.46 (Leakey) 12.48 1976 Louis Seymour Bazett Leakey (1903–1972) WGPSN
Leavitt 44°52′S 139°53′W / 44.86°S 139.89°W / -44.86; -139.89 (Leavitt) 69.31 1970 Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868–1921) WGPSN
Lebedev 46°48′S 107°53′E / 46.8°S 107.89°E / -46.8; 107.89 (Lebedev) 121.8 1970 Pyotr Nikolaevich Lebedev (1866–1912) WGPSN
Lebedinskiy 7°50′N 164°53′W / 7.84°N 164.89°W / 7.84; -164.89 (Lebedinskiy) 63.39 1970 Aleksandr I. Lebedinskiy (1913–1967) WGPSN
Lebesgue 5°08′S 88°58′E / 5.14°S 88.97°E / -5.14; 88.97 (Lebesgue) 11.39 1976 Henri Léon Lebesgue (1875–1941) WGPSN
Lee 30°40′S 40°46′W / 30.66°S 40.76°W / -30.66; -40.76 (Lee) 41.17 1935 John Lee (1783–1866) WGPSN
Leeuwenhoek 29°17′S 178°52′W / 29.28°S 178.87°W / -29.28; -178.87 (Leeuwenhoek) 125 1970 Antony van Leeuwenhoek (1632–1723) WGPSN
Legendre 28°55′S 70°01′E / 28.92°S 70.02°E / -28.92; 70.02 (Legendre) 78.08 1935 Adrien Marie Legendre (1752–1833) WGPSN
Lehmann 39°58′S 56°10′W / 39.96°S 56.17°W / -39.96; -56.17 (Lehmann) 53.85 1935 Jacob Heinrich Wilhelm Lehmann (1800–1863) WGPSN
Leibnitz 38°14′S 179°21′E / 38.24°S 179.35°E / -38.24; 179.35 (Leibnitz) 236.67 1970 Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz (1646–1716) WGPSN
Lemaître 61°22′S 149°59′W / 61.36°S 149.98°W / -61.36; -149.98 (Lemaître) 93.7 1970 Georges Lemaître (1894–1966) WGPSN
Lenard 85°11′N 109°41′W / 85.19°N 109.69°W / 85.19; -109.69 (Lenard) 47.65 2008 Philipp Eduard Anton von Lénárd (1862–1947) WGPSN
Lents 2°43′N 102°18′W / 2.72°N 102.3°W / 2.72; -102.3 (Lents) 21.98 1970 Heinrich Friedrich Emil Lenz (1804–1865) WGPSN
Leonid 38°18′N 35°00′W / 38.3°N 35°W / 38.3; -35 (Leonid) 0.1 2012 Russian male name WGPSN
Leonov 19°04′N 148°22′E / 19.07°N 148.36°E / 19.07; 148.36 (Leonov) 34.04 1970 Aleksei Arkhipovich Leonov (1934-Live) WGPSN
Lepaute 33°18′S 33°41′W / 33.3°S 33.69°W / -33.3; -33.69 (Lepaute) 16.36 1935 Nicole-Reine Etable de la Briere Lepaute (1723–1788) WGPSN
Letronne 10°30′S 42°29′W / 10.5°S 42.49°W / -10.5; -42.49 (Letronne) 117.59 1935 Jean Antoine Letronne (1787–1848) WGPSN
Leucippus 29°14′N 116°25′W / 29.24°N 116.41°W / 29.24; -116.41 (Leucippus) 57.03 1970 Leucippus (flourished circa 440 B.C.) WGPSN
Leuschner 1°40′N 109°03′W / 1.67°N 109.05°W / 1.67; -109.05 (Leuschner) 50.14 1970 Armin Otto Leuschner (1868–1953) WGPSN
Lev 12°41′N 62°12′E / 12.69°N 62.2°E / 12.69; 62.2 (Lev) 0.06 2012 Russian male name WGPSN
Levi-Civita 23°20′S 143°08′E / 23.34°S 143.14°E / -23.34; 143.14 (Levi-Civita) 108.23 1970 Tullio Levi-Civita (1873–1941) WGPSN
Lewis 18°31′S 114°14′W / 18.51°S 114.23°W / -18.51; -114.23 (Lewis) 40.32 1970 Gilbert Newton Lewis (1875–1946) WGPSN
Lexell 35°47′S 4°16′W / 35.78°S 4.27°W / -35.78; -4.27 (Lexell) 63.7 1935 Anders Johan Lexell (1740–1784) WGPSN
Ley 42°07′N 154°50′E / 42.11°N 154.84°E / 42.11; 154.84 (Ley) 81.05 1970 Willy Ley (1906–1969) WGPSN
Licetus 47°11′S 6°32′E / 47.19°S 6.54°E / -47.19; 6.54 (Licetus) 75.42 1935 Fortunio Liceti (1577–1657) WGPSN
Lichtenberg 31°51′N 67°43′W / 31.85°N 67.72°W / 31.85; -67.72 (Lichtenberg) 19.53 1935 Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742–1799) WGPSN
Lick 12°22′N 52°50′E / 12.36°N 52.84°E / 12.36; 52.84 (Lick) 31.63 1935 James Lick (1796–1876) WGPSN
Liebig 24°21′S 48°18′W / 24.35°S 48.3°W / -24.35; -48.3 (Liebig) 38.96 1935 Freiherr Justus von Liebig (1803–1873) WGPSN
Lilius 54°36′S 6°05′E / 54.6°S 6.09°E / -54.6; 6.09 (Lilius) 61.18 1935 Luigi Giglio (died 1576) WGPSN
Linda 30°41′N 33°23′W / 30.69°N 33.38°W / 30.69; -33.38 (Linda) 1.11 1979 (Spanish female name) WGPSN
Lindbergh 5°25′S 52°54′E / 5.41°S 52.9°E / -5.41; 52.9 (Lindbergh) 13.34 1976 Charles Augustus Lindbergh (1902–1974) WGPSN
Lindblad 70°02′N 99°13′W / 70.03°N 99.22°W / 70.03; -99.22 (Lindblad) 59.37 1970 Bertil Lindblad (1895–1965) WGPSN
Lindenau 32°21′S 24°46′E / 32.35°S 24.77°E / -32.35; 24.77 (Lindenau) 53.08 1935 Bernhard von Lindenau (1780–1854) WGPSN
Lindsay 7°00′S 13°01′E / 7°S 13.01°E / -7; 13.01 (Lindsay) 32.23 1979 Eric Mervyn Lindsay (1907–1974) WGPSN
Linné 27°45′N 11°48′E / 27.75°N 11.8°E / 27.75; 11.8 (Linné) 2.23 1935 Carl von Linné (1707–1778) WGPSN
Liouville 2°44′N 73°34′E / 2.73°N 73.57°E / 2.73; 73.57 (Liouville) 16.12 1973 Joseph Liouville (1809–1882) WGPSN
Lippershey 25°58′S 10°23′W / 25.96°S 10.38°W / -25.96; -10.38 (Lippershey) 6.74 1935 Hans Lippershey (died 1619) WGPSN
Lippmann 55°26′S 114°19′W / 55.43°S 114.32°W / -55.43; -114.32 (Lippmann) 160.07 1979 Gabriel Lippmann (1845–1921) WGPSN
Lipskiy 2°09′S 179°23′W / 2.15°S 179.38°W / -2.15; -179.38 (Lipskiy) 91.15 1979 Yuriy N. Lipskiy (1909–1978) WGPSN
Litke 16°46′S 123°07′E / 16.76°S 123.12°E / -16.76; 123.12 (Litke) 38.18 1970 Fyodor Petrovich Litke (Lütke) (1797–1882) WGPSN
Littrow 21°30′N 31°23′E / 21.5°N 31.39°E / 21.5; 31.39 (Littrow) 28.52 1935 Johann Josef von Littrow (1781–1840) WGPSN
Lobachevskiy 9°46′N 113°04′E / 9.76°N 113.07°E / 9.76; 113.07 (Lobachevskiy) 87.26 1961 Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky (1793–1856) WGPSN
Lockyer 46°16′S 36°35′E / 46.27°S 36.59°E / -46.27; 36.59 (Lockyer) 35.08 1935 Sir Joseph Norman Lockyer (1836–1920) WGPSN
Lodygin 17°25′S 146°47′W / 17.42°S 146.78°W / -17.42; -146.78 (Lodygin) 56.11 1970 Alexander Nikolayevich Lodygin (1847–1923) WGPSN
Loewy 22°41′S 32°51′W / 22.69°S 32.85°W / -22.69; -32.85 (Loewy) 22.45 1935 Moritz Loewy (1833–1907) WGPSN
Lohrmann 0°26′S 67°23′W / 0.44°S 67.38°W / -0.44; -67.38 (Lohrmann) 31.25 1935 Wilhelm Gotthelf Lohrmann (1796–1840) WGPSN
Lohse 13°46′S 60°19′E / 13.76°S 60.31°E / -13.76; 60.31 (Lohse) 43.34 1935 Oswald Lohse (1845–1915) WGPSN
Lomonosov 27°21′N 98°17′E / 27.35°N 98.28°E / 27.35; 98.28 (Lomonosov) 90.69 1961 Mikhail Lomonosov (1711–1765) WGPSN
Longomontanus 49°33′S 21°53′W / 49.55°S 21.88°W / -49.55; -21.88 (Longomontanus) 145.5 1935 Christian Sørensen Longomontanus (1562–1647) WGPSN
Lorentz 34°35′N 97°11′W / 34.59°N 97.19°W / 34.59; -97.19 (Lorentz) 378.42 1970 Hendrik Antoon Lorentz (1853–1928) WGPSN
Louise 28°29′N 34°12′W / 28.49°N 34.2°W / 28.49; -34.2 (Louise) 0.64 1979 (French female name) WGPSN
Louville 44°07′N 46°02′W / 44.12°N 46.04°W / 44.12; -46.04 (Louville) 34.81 1935 Jacques D'Allonville, Chevalier de Louville (1671–1732) WGPSN
Love 6°20′S 129°10′E / 6.33°S 129.17°E / -6.33; 129.17 (Love) 90.08 1970 Augustus Edward Hough Love (1863–1940) WGPSN
Lovelace 82°05′N 109°31′W / 82.08°N 109.51°W / 82.08; -109.51 (Lovelace) 57.06 1970 William Randolph Lovelace II (1907–1965) WGPSN
Lovell 36°44′S 142°28′W / 36.74°S 142.47°W / -36.74; -142.47 (Lovell) 35.1 1970 James Lovell (1928-live) WGPSN
Lowell 12°58′S 103°25′W / 12.97°S 103.42°W / -12.97; -103.42 (Lowell) 62.65 1970 Percival Lowell (1855–1916) WGPSN
Lubbock 3°59′S 41°47′E / 3.99°S 41.79°E / -3.99; 41.79 (Lubbock) 14.09 1935 John William Lubbock (1803–1865) WGPSN
Lubiniezky 17°53′S 23°53′W / 17.88°S 23.89°W / -17.88; -23.89 (Lubiniezky) 42.97 1935 Stanislaus Lubiniezky (1623–1675) WGPSN
Lucian 14°20′N 36°47′E / 14.34°N 36.78°E / 14.34; 36.78 (Lucian) 6.85 1973 Lucian of Samosata (125–190) WGPSN
Lucretius 8°13′S 121°14′W / 8.22°S 121.24°W / -8.22; -121.24 (Lucretius) 64.61 1970 Lucretius (circa 95-55 B.C.) WGPSN
Ludwig 7°43′S 97°27′E / 7.72°S 97.45°E / -7.72; 97.45 (Ludwig) 23.29 1973 Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig (1816–1895) WGPSN
Lundmark 38°52′S 152°34′E / 38.87°S 152.56°E / -38.87; 152.56 (Lundmark) 103.44 1970 Knut Emil Lundmark (1889–1958) WGPSN
Luther 33°12′N 24°09′E / 33.2°N 24.15°E / 33.2; 24.15 (Luther) 9.29 1935 Robert Luther (1822–1900) WGPSN
Lyapunov 26°26′N 89°22′E / 26.43°N 89.36°E / 26.43; 89.36 (Lyapunov) 67.58 1964 Aleksandr Mikhailovich Lyapunov (1857–1918) WGPSN
Lyell 13°38′N 40°34′E / 13.63°N 40.56°E / 13.63; 40.56 (Lyell) 31.17 1935 Sir Charles Lyell (1797–1875) WGPSN
Lyman 64°58′S 162°28′E / 64.96°S 162.47°E / -64.96; 162.47 (Lyman) 83.25 1970 Theodore Lyman (1874–1954) WGPSN
Lyot 50°28′S 84°48′E / 50.47°S 84.8°E / -50.47; 84.8 (Lyot) 150.6 1964 Bernard Ferdinand Lyot (1897–1952) WGPSN
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M[edit]

Crater Coordinates Diameter
(km)
Approval
Year
Eponym Ref
M. Anderson 41°13′S 148°59′W / 41.21°S 148.99°W / -41.21; -148.99 (M. Anderson) 16.94 2006 Michael P. Anderson (1959–2003) WGPSN
Mach 18°08′N 149°14′W / 18.13°N 149.24°W / 18.13; -149.24 (Mach) 174.97 1970 Ernst Mach (1838–1916) WGPSN
Maclaurin 1°55′S 67°59′E / 1.92°S 67.99°E / -1.92; 67.99 (Maclaurin) 54.33 1935 Colin Maclaurin (1698–1746) WGPSN
Maclear 10°31′N 20°06′E / 10.52°N 20.1°E / 10.52; 20.1 (Maclear) 20.34 1961 Thomas Maclear (1794–1879) WGPSN
MacMillan 24°12′N 7°51′W / 24.2°N 7.85°W / 24.2; -7.85 (MacMillan) 6.88 1976 William Duncan MacMillan (1871–1948) WGPSN
Macrobius 21°16′N 45°58′E / 21.26°N 45.97°E / 21.26; 45.97 (Macrobius) 62.79 1935 Ambrosius Aurelius Theodosius Macrobius (unknown; fl. circa 410) WGPSN
Mädler 11°02′S 29°46′E / 11.04°S 29.76°E / -11.04; 29.76 (Mädler) 27.58 1935 Johann Heinrich Mädler (1794–1874) WGPSN
Maestlin 4°54′N 40°43′W / 4.9°N 40.72°W / 4.9; -40.72 (Maestlin) 6.82 1961 Michael Maestlin (1550–1631) WGPSN
Magelhaens 11°59′S 44°04′E / 11.98°S 44.07°E / -11.98; 44.07 (Magelhaens) 37.2 1935 Ferdinand Magellan (1480–1521) WGPSN
Magelhaens A 12°44′S 44°59′E / 12.73°S 44.99°E / -12.73; 44.99 (Magelhaens B) 29.35 2006 Ferdinand Magellan (1480–1521) WGPSN
Maginus 50°02′S 5°59′W / 50.03°S 5.98°W / -50.03; -5.98 (Maginus) 155.58 1935 Giovanni Antonio Magini (1555–1617) WGPSN
Main 80°52′N 10°25′E / 80.87°N 10.41°E / 80.87; 10.41 (Main) 47.43 1935 Robert Main (1808–1878) WGPSN
Mairan 41°36′N 43°30′W / 41.6°N 43.5°W / 41.6; -43.5 (Mairan) 39.49 1935 Jean Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan (1678–1771) WGPSN
Maksutov 40°45′S 168°39′W / 40.75°S 168.65°W / -40.75; -168.65 (Maksutov) 83.84 1970 Dmitri Dmitrievich Maksutov (1896–1964) WGPSN
Malapert 85°00′S 11°24′E / 85°S 11.4°E / -85; 11.4 (Malapert) 72.38 1935 Charles Malapert (1581–1630) WGPSN
Malinkin 87°13′S 75°56′E / 87.22°S 75.94°E / -87.22; 75.94 (Malinkin) 8.28 2014 Egor Ivanovich Malinkin (1923-2008) WGPSN
Mallet 45°25′S 54°03′E / 45.41°S 54.05°E / -45.41; 54.05 (Mallet) 58.92 1935 Robert Mallet (1810–1881) WGPSN
Malyy 22°02′N 105°34′E / 22.03°N 105.56°E / 22.03; 105.56 (Malyy) 41.29 1970 Aleksandr L. Malyy (1907–1961) WGPSN
Mandel'shtam 5°42′N 162°23′E / 5.7°N 162.39°E / 5.7; 162.39 (Mandel'shtam) 181.89 1970 Leonid Isaakovich Mandel'shtam (1879–1944) WGPSN
Manilius 14°27′N 9°04′E / 14.45°N 9.07°E / 14.45; 9.07 (Manilius) 38.34 1935 Marcus Manilius (unknown; circa 50 B.C.) WGPSN
Manners 4°34′N 19°59′E / 4.57°N 19.99°E / 4.57; 19.99 (Manners) 15.05 1935 Russell Henry Manners (1800–1870) WGPSN
Manuel 24°28′N 11°22′E / 24.47°N 11.36°E / 24.47; 11.36 (Manuel) 0.57 1976 (Spanish male name) WGPSN
Manzinus 67°31′S 26°22′E / 67.51°S 26.37°E / -67.51; 26.37 (Manzinus) 95.97 1935 Carlo Antonio Manzini (1599–1677) WGPSN
Maraldi 19°22′N 34°48′E / 19.36°N 34.8°E / 19.36; 34.8 (Maraldi) 39.62 1935 Giovanni Domenico Maraldi (1709–1788) and Jacques Philippe Maraldi (1665–1729) WGPSN
Marci 22°14′N 167°34′W / 22.23°N 167.57°W / 22.23; -167.57 (Marci) 24.47 1970 Jan Marek Marci von Kronland (1595–1667) WGPSN
Marco Polo 15°31′N 2°03′W / 15.52°N 2.05°W / 15.52; -2.05 (Marco Polo) 28.25 1961 Marco Polo (1254–1324) WGPSN
Marconi 9°29′S 145°12′E / 9.48°S 145.2°E / -9.48; 145.2 (Marconi) 72.88 1970 Guglielmo Marconi (1874–1937) WGPSN
Marinus 39°23′S 76°34′E / 39.38°S 76.57°E / -39.38; 76.57 (Marinus) 56.55 1935 Marinus of Tyre (circa 70 – circa 130 A.D.) WGPSN
Mariotte 28°28′S 139°04′W / 28.46°S 139.06°W / -28.46; -139.06 (Mariotte) 70.27 1970 Edme Mariotte (1620–1684) WGPSN
Marius 11°54′N 50°50′W / 11.9°N 50.84°W / 11.9; -50.84 (Marius) 40.09 1935 Simon Marius (1570–1624) WGPSN
Markov 53°26′N 62°50′W / 53.43°N 62.84°W / 53.43; -62.84 (Markov) 39.92 1964 Aleksandr Vladimirovich Markov (1897–1968) and Andrei Andreevich Markov (1856–1922) WGPSN
Marth 31°10′S 29°21′W / 31.16°S 29.35°W / -31.16; -29.35 (Marth) 6.54 1935 Albert Marth (1828–1897) WGPSN
Mary 18°56′N 27°23′E / 18.93°N 27.39°E / 18.93; 27.39 (Mary) 0.53 1976 (English form of Hebrew female name) WGPSN
Maskelyne 2°10′N 30°02′E / 2.16°N 30.04°E / 2.16; 30.04 (Maskelyne) 22.42 1935 Nevil Maskelyne (1732–1811) WGPSN
Mason 42°42′N 30°31′E / 42.7°N 30.51°E / 42.7; 30.51 (Mason) 33.33 1935 Charles Mason (1730–1787) WGPSN
Maunder 14°31′S 93°53′W / 14.52°S 93.88°W / -14.52; -93.88 (Maunder) 53.8 1970 Annie Scott Dill Maunder (née Russell) (1868–1947) and Edward Walter Maunder (1851–1928) WGPSN
Maupertuis 49°42′N 27°17′W / 49.7°N 27.28°W / 49.7; -27.28 (Maupertuis) 45.49 1935 Pierre Louis de Maupertuis (1698–1759) WGPSN
Maurolycus 41°46′S 13°55′E / 41.77°S 13.92°E / -41.77; 13.92 (Maurolycus) 115.35 1935 Francesco Maurolico (1494–1575) WGPSN
Maury 37°07′N 39°41′E / 37.11°N 39.69°E / 37.11; 39.69 (Maury) 16.58 1935 Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806–1873) and Antonia Caetana Maury (1866–1952) WGPSN
Mavis 29°46′N 26°22′W / 29.76°N 26.36°W / 29.76; -26.36 (Mavis) 1.09 1976 (Scottish female name) WGPSN
Maxwell 29°54′N 98°32′E / 29.9°N 98.53°E / 29.9; 98.53 (Maxwell) 109.24 1961 James Clerk Maxwell (1831–1879) WGPSN
McAdie 2°07′N 92°13′E / 2.11°N 92.22°E / 2.11; 92.22 (McAdie) 41 1973 Alexander George McAdie (1863–1943) WGPSN
McAuliffe 33°14′S 149°46′W / 33.24°S 149.77°W / -33.24; -149.77 (McAuliffe) 19.11 1988 Christa McAuliffe (1948–1986) WGPSN
McClure 15°19′S 50°14′E / 15.32°S 50.24°E / -15.32; 50.24 (McClure) 23.96 1935 Robert Le Mesurier McClure (1807–1873) WGPSN
McCool 41°17′S 146°16′W / 41.28°S 146.26°W / -41.28; -146.26 (McCool) 20.47 2006 William Cameron McCool (1961–2003) WGPSN
McDonald 30°23′N 20°53′W / 30.39°N 20.88°W / 30.39; -20.88 (McDonald) 6.97 1973 William Johnson McDonald (1844–1926) and Thomas Logie McDonald (1901–1973) WGPSN
McKellar 15°43′S 170°52′W / 15.72°S 170.86°W / -15.72; -170.86 (McKellar) 50.16 1970 Andrew McKellar (1910–1960) WGPSN
McLaughlin 47°01′N 92°50′W / 47.01°N 92.83°W / 47.01; -92.83 (McLaughlin) 75.29 1970 Dean Benjamin McLaughlin (1901–1965) WGPSN
McMath 16°38′N 166°05′W / 16.63°N 166.09°W / 16.63; -166.09 (McMath) 88.58 1970 Francis Charles McMath (1867–1938) and Robert Raynolds McMath (1891–1962) WGPSN
McNair 35°56′S 147°57′W / 35.93°S 147.95°W / -35.93; -147.95 (McNair) 32.02 1988 Ronald Erwin McNair (1950–1986) WGPSN
McNally 22°30′N 127°39′W / 22.5°N 127.65°W / 22.5; -127.65 (McNally) 47.03 1970 Paul A. McNally (1890–1955) WGPSN
Mechnikov 10°28′S 148°59′W / 10.47°S 148.99°W / -10.47; -148.99 (Mechnikov) 58.83 1970 Il'ya Il'ich Mechnikov (1845–1916) WGPSN
Mee 43°38′S 35°11′W / 43.63°S 35.19°W / -43.63; -35.19 (Mee) 134.11 1935 Arthur Butler Phillips Mee (1860–1926) WGPSN
Mees 13°34′N 96°11′W / 13.57°N 96.18°W / 13.57; -96.18 (Mees) 51.55 1970 Charles Edward Kenneth Mees (1882–1960) WGPSN
Meggers 24°18′N 122°56′E / 24.3°N 122.94°E / 24.3; 122.94 (Meggers) 51.16 1970 William F. Meggers (1888–1968) WGPSN
Meitner 10°52′S 113°06′E / 10.87°S 113.1°E / -10.87; 113.1 (Meitner) 87.27 1970 Lise Meitner (1878–1968) WGPSN
Melissa 8°07′N 121°47′E / 8.12°N 121.78°E / 8.12; 121.78 (Melissa) 17.21 1979 (Greek female name) WGPSN
Mendel 48°50′S 109°52′W / 48.83°S 109.86°W / -48.83; -109.86 (Mendel) 139.65 1970 Gregor Mendel (1822–1884) WGPSN
Mendeleev 5°23′N 141°10′E / 5.38°N 141.17°E / 5.38; 141.17 (Mendeleev) 325.13 1961 Dmitry Mendeleev (1834–1907) WGPSN
Menelaus 16°16′N 15°56′E / 16.26°N 15.93°E / 16.26; 15.93 (Menelaus) 27.13 1935 Menelaus of Alexandria (circa A.D. 98) WGPSN
Menzel 3°25′N 36°56′E / 3.41°N 36.94°E / 3.41; 36.94 (Menzel) 3.44 1979 Donald Howard Menzel (1901–1976) WGPSN
Mercator 29°15′S 26°07′W / 29.25°S 26.11°W / -29.25; -26.11 (Mercator) 46.32 1935 Gerardus Mercator (1512–1594) WGPSN
Mercurius 46°40′N 66°04′E / 46.66°N 66.07°E / 46.66; 66.07 (Mercurius) 64.3 1935 Mercury WGPSN
Merrill 74°50′N 117°27′W / 74.83°N 117.45°W / 74.83; -117.45 (Merrill) 56.99 1970 Paul Merrill (1887–1961) WGPSN
Mersenius 21°29′S 49°20′W / 21.49°S 49.34°W / -21.49; -49.34 (Mersenius) 84.46 1935 Marin Mersenne (1588–1648) WGPSN
Meshcherskiy 12°07′N 125°32′E / 12.11°N 125.53°E / 12.11; 125.53 (Meshcherskiy) 65.94 1970 Ivan Vsevolodovich Meshcherskiy (1859–1935) WGPSN
Messala 39°19′N 60°04′E / 39.31°N 60.06°E / 39.31; 60.06 (Messala) 122.4 1935 Mashallah ibn Athari (unknown; circa 815) WGPSN
Messier 1°54′S 47°39′E / 1.9°S 47.65°E / -1.9; 47.65 (Messier) 13.8 1935 Charles Messier (1730–1817) WGPSN
Metius 40°25′S 43°22′E / 40.42°S 43.37°E / -40.42; 43.37 (Metius) 83.81 1935 Adriaan Adriaanszoon (known as Metius) (1571–1635) WGPSN
Meton 73°34′N 19°38′E / 73.57°N 19.63°E / 73.57; 19.63 (Meton) 124.7 1935 Meton (unknown; fl. 432 B.C.) WGPSN
Mezentsev 71°46′N 129°38′W / 71.77°N 129.64°W / 71.77; -129.64 (Mezentsev) 84.51 1970 Yurij B. Mezentsev (1929–1965) WGPSN
Michael 25°03′N 0°13′E / 25.05°N 0.21°E / 25.05; 0.21 (Michael) 3.46 1976 (English male name) WGPSN
Michelson 6°43′N 121°33′W / 6.72°N 121.55°W / 6.72; -121.55 (Michelson) 123.14 1970 Albert A. Michelson (1852–1931) WGPSN
Milankovič 76°32′N 171°21′E / 76.53°N 171.35°E / 76.53; 171.35 (Milankovič) 94.21 1970 Milutin Milanković (1879–1958) WGPSN
Milichius 10°01′N 30°14′W / 10.01°N 30.23°W / 10.01; -30.23 (Milichius) 12.19 1935 Jacob Milich (1501–1559) WGPSN
Miller 39°22′S 0°47′E / 39.37°S 0.78°E / -39.37; 0.78 (Miller) 61.37 1935 William Allen Miller (1817–1870) WGPSN
Millikan 46°46′N 121°31′E / 46.76°N 121.52°E / 46.76; 121.52 (Millikan) 93.97 1970 Robert Millikan (1868–1953) WGPSN
Mills 8°32′N 155°44′E / 8.54°N 155.74°E / 8.54; 155.74 (Mills) 35.65 1970 Mark Muir Mills (1917–1958) WGPSN
Milne 31°00′S 112°47′E / 31°S 112.78°E / -31; 112.78 (Milne) 259.97 1970 E. Arthur Milne (1896–1950) WGPSN
Mineur 24°40′N 161°44′W / 24.67°N 161.73°W / 24.67; -161.73 (Mineur) 72.28 1970 Henri Mineur (1899–1954) WGPSN
Minkowski 56°08′S 145°48′W / 56.13°S 145.8°W / -56.13; -145.8 (Minkowski) 107.51 1970 Hermann Minkowski (1864–1909) and Rudolph Minkowski (1895–1976) WGPSN
Minnaert 67°32′S 178°34′E / 67.54°S 178.57°E / -67.54; 178.57 (Minnaert) 137.31 1970 Marcel Minnaert (1893–1970) WGPSN
Mitchell 49°46′N 20°10′E / 49.77°N 20.17°E / 49.77; 20.17 (Mitchell) 32.15 1935 Maria Mitchell (1818–1889) WGPSN
Mitra 17°46′N 154°39′W / 17.76°N 154.65°W / 17.76; -154.65 (Mitra) 97.1 1970 Sisir Kumar Mitra (1890–1963) WGPSN
Möbius 15°38′N 101°08′E / 15.63°N 101.13°E / 15.63; 101.13 (Möbius) 48.96 1970 August Möbius (1790–1868) WGPSN
Mohorovičić 18°44′S 164°50′W / 18.73°S 164.83°W / -18.73; -164.83 (Mohorovičić) 49.97 1970 Andrija Mohorovičić (1857–1936) WGPSN
Moigno 66°16′N 28°48′E / 66.27°N 28.8°E / 66.27; 28.8 (Moigno) 36.83 1935 François Napoléon Marie Moigno (1804–1884) WGPSN
Moiseev 9°26′N 103°16′E / 9.44°N 103.26°E / 9.44; 103.26 (Moiseev) 61.56 1970 Nikolai Dmitrievich Moiseev WGPSN
Moissan 4°46′N 137°27′E / 4.77°N 137.45°E / 4.77; 137.45 (Moissan) 22.45 1976 Henri Moissan (1902–1955) WGPSN
Moltke 0°35′S 24°10′E / 0.59°S 24.16°E / -0.59; 24.16 (Moltke) 6.15 1935 Helmuth Karl Bernhard von Moltke (1800–1891) WGPSN
Monge 19°14′S 47°32′E / 19.24°S 47.54°E / -19.24; 47.54 (Monge) 36.6 1935 Gaspard Monge (1746–1818) WGPSN
Monira 12°32′S 1°44′W / 12.54°S 1.73°W / -12.54; -1.73 (Monira) 1.07 1976 (Arabic female name) WGPSN
Montanari 45°50′S 20°46′W / 45.83°S 20.76°W / -45.83; -20.76 (Montanari) 77.05 1935 Geminiano Montanari (1633–1687) WGPSN
Montgolfier 47°04′N 160°05′W / 47.06°N 160.08°W / 47.06; -160.08 (Montgolfier) 83.71 1970 Montgolfier brothers (Jacques E.: 1745–1799, Joseph M.: 1740–1810 WGPSN
Moore 37°15′N 177°33′W / 37.25°N 177.55°W / 37.25; -177.55 (Moore) 52.66 1970 Joseph Haines Moore (1878–1949) WGPSN
Moretus 70°38′S 5°57′W / 70.63°S 5.95°W / -70.63; -5.95 (Moretus) 114.45 1935 Theodorus Moretus (1602–1667) WGPSN
Morley 2°49′S 64°37′E / 2.82°S 64.62°E / -2.82; 64.62 (Morley) 13.71 1976 Edward W. Morley (1838–1923) WGPSN
Morozov 4°37′N 127°20′E / 4.62°N 127.33°E / 4.62; 127.33 (Morozov) 41.01 1970 Nikolai Alexandrovich Morozov (1854–1945) WGPSN
Morse 21°54′N 175°17′W / 21.9°N 175.29°W / 21.9; -175.29 (Morse) 72.77 1970 Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791–1872) WGPSN
Moseley 20°57′N 90°12′W / 20.95°N 90.2°W / 20.95; -90.2 (Moseley) 88.89 1964 Henry Gwyn Jeffreys Moseley (1887–1915) WGPSN
Mösting 0°42′S 5°53′W / 0.7°S 5.88°W / -0.7; -5.88 (Mösting) 24.38 1935 Johan Sigismund von Mösting (1759–1843) WGPSN
Mouchez 78°23′N 26°49′W / 78.38°N 26.82°W / 78.38; -26.82 (Mouchez) 82.78 1935 Amédée Ernest Barthélemy Mouchez (1821–1892) WGPSN
Moulton 60°55′S 97°34′E / 60.91°S 97.57°E / -60.91; 97.57 (Moulton) 54.7 1970 Forest Ray Moulton (1872–1952) WGPSN
Müller 7°38′S 2°02′E / 7.64°S 2.04°E / -7.64; 2.04 (Müller) 23.4 1935 Karl Müller (1866–1942) WGPSN
Murakami 23°23′S 140°58′W / 23.38°S 140.97°W / -23.38; -140.97 (Murakami) 44.52 1991 Harutaro Murakami (1872–1947) WGPSN
Murchison 5°04′N 0°13′W / 5.07°N 0.21°W / 5.07; -0.21 (Murchison) 57.83 1935 Roderick Impey Murchison (1792–1871) WGPSN
Mutus 63°39′S 29°56′E / 63.65°S 29.93°E / -63.65; 29.93 (Mutus) 76.33 1935 Vicente Mut Armengol, also Mut i Armengol (circa 1614–1687)[2][3] WGPSN
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Crater Coordinates Diameter
(km)
Approval
Year
Eponym Ref
Nagaoka 19°31′N 154°03′E / 19.51°N 154.05°E / 19.51; 154.05 (Nagaoka) 50.54 1970 Hantaro Nagaoka (1865–1940) WGPSN
Nansen 81°10′N 95°23′E / 81.17°N 95.38°E / 81.17; 95.38 (Nansen) 116.9 1964 Fridtjof Nansen (1861–1930) WGPSN
Naonobu 4°42′S 57°56′E / 4.7°S 57.93°E / -4.7; 57.93 (Naonobu) 32.96 1976 Naonobu Ajima (c. 1732–1798) WGPSN
Nasireddin 41°02′S 0°08′E / 41.04°S 0.14°E / -41.04; 0.14 (Nasireddin) 51.99 1935 Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (1201–1274) WGPSN
Nasmyth 50°29′S 56°23′W / 50.49°S 56.39°W / -50.49; -56.39 (Nasmyth) 78.37 1935 James Nasmyth (1808–1890) WGPSN
Nassau 24°55′S 177°20′E / 24.91°S 177.34°E / -24.91; 177.34 (Nassau) 75.8 1970 Jason John Nassau (1893–1965) WGPSN
Natasha 19°59′N 31°10′W / 19.98°N 31.16°W / 19.98; -31.16 (Natasha) 10.98 1976 (Russian female name) WGPSN
Naumann 35°23′N 62°01′W / 35.38°N 62.02°W / 35.38; -62.02 (Naumann) 9.93 1935 Karl Friedrich Naumann (1797–1873) WGPSN
Neander 31°21′S 39°53′E / 31.35°S 39.88°E / -31.35; 39.88 (Neander) 49.22 1935 Michael Neander (1529–1581) WGPSN
Nearch 58°35′S 39°01′E / 58.58°S 39.01°E / -58.58; 39.01 (Nearch) 72.79 1935 Nearchus (unknown: flourished 312 B.C.) WGPSN
Necho 5°15′S 123°14′E / 5.25°S 123.24°E / -5.25; 123.24 (Necho) 36.87 1976 Necho II (610-593 B.C.) WGPSN
Nefed'ev 81°04′S 135°46′E / 81.07°S 135.77°E / -81.07; 135.77 (Nefed'ev) 52.94 2009 Anatoly Nefed'ev (1910–1976) WGPSN
Neison 68°13′N 25°01′E / 68.21°N 25.02°E / 68.21; 25.02 (Neison) 51.03 1935 Edmund Neville Neison (1849–1940) WGPSN
Neper 8°46′N 84°35′E / 8.76°N 84.58°E / 8.76; 84.58 (Neper) 144.32 1935 John Napier (1550–1617) WGPSN
Nernst 35°34′N 94°38′W / 35.57°N 94.64°W / 35.57; -94.64 (Nernst) 121.52 1970 Walther Hermann Nernst (1864–1941) WGPSN
Neujmin 26°41′S 125°10′E / 26.68°S 125.17°E / -26.68; 125.17 (Neujmin) 97.03 1970 Grigorij N. Neujmin (1885–1946) WGPSN
Neumayer 71°10′S 70°55′E / 71.16°S 70.92°E / -71.16; 70.92 (Neumayer) 84.38 1935 Georg von Neumayer (1826–1909) WGPSN
Newcomb 29°46′N 43°40′E / 29.76°N 43.67°E / 29.76; 43.67 (Newcomb) 39.8 1935 Simon Newcomb (1835–1909) WGPSN
Newton 76°31′S 17°26′W / 76.52°S 17.44°W / -76.52; -17.44 (Newton) 83.85 1935 Isaac Newton (1643–1727) WGPSN
Nicholson 26°13′S 85°13′W / 26.22°S 85.21°W / -26.22; -85.21 (Nicholson) 38.08 1970 Seth Barnes Nicholson (1891–1963) WGPSN
Nicolai 42°28′S 25°52′E / 42.47°S 25.87°E / -42.47; 25.87 (Nicolai) 40.54 1935 Friedrich Bernhard Gottfried Nicolai (1793–1846) WGPSN
Nicollet 21°57′S 12°30′W / 21.95°S 12.5°W / -21.95; -12.5 (Nicollet) 14.73 1935 Jean Nicholas Nicollet (1788–1843) WGPSN
Nielsen 31°48′N 51°46′W / 31.8°N 51.76°W / 31.8; -51.76 (Nielsen) 9.64 1973 Axel V. Nielsen (1902–1970) and Harald Herborg Nielsen (1903–1973) WGPSN
Niepce 72°12′N 120°09′W / 72.2°N 120.15°W / 72.2; -120.15 (Niepce) 59.69 1970 Nicéphore Niépce (1765–1833) WGPSN
Nijland 33°11′N 134°10′E / 33.19°N 134.17°E / 33.19; 134.17 (Nijland) 35.46 1970 Albertus Antonie Nijland (1868–1936) WGPSN
Nikolaev 35°05′N 151°17′E / 35.08°N 151.28°E / 35.08; 151.28 (Nikolaev) 42.67 1970 Andriyan G. Nikolayev (1929–2004) WGPSN
Nikolya 38°18′N 35°00′W / 38.3°N 35°W / 38.3; -35 (Nikolya) 0.1 2012 Russian male name WGPSN
Nishina 44°34′S 170°48′W / 44.57°S 170.8°W / -44.57; -170.8 (Nishina) 62.13 1970 Yoshio Nishina (1890–1951) WGPSN
Nobel 14°44′N 101°23′W / 14.73°N 101.39°W / 14.73; -101.39 (Nobel) 50.87 1970 Alfred B. Nobel (1833–1896) WGPSN
Nobile 85°17′S 53°16′E / 85.28°S 53.27°E / -85.28; 53.27 (Nobile) 79.27 1994 Umberto Nobile (1885–1978) WGPSN
Nobili 0°10′N 75°57′E / 0.17°N 75.95°E / 0.17; 75.95 (Nobili) 41.79 1976 Leopoldo Nobili (1784–1835) WGPSN
Nöggerath 48°49′S 45°50′W / 48.82°S 45.84°W / -48.82; -45.84 (Nöggerath) 32.12 1935 Johann Jakob Nöggerath (1788–1877) WGPSN
Nonius 34°54′S 3°47′E / 34.9°S 3.79°E / -34.9; 3.79 (Nonius) 70.61 1935 Pedro Nunes (Petrus Nonius Salaciencis) (1502–1578) WGPSN
Norman 11°47′S 30°21′W / 11.78°S 30.35°W / -11.78; -30.35 (Norman) 9.87 1976 Robert Norman (unknown: flourished circa 1590) WGPSN
Nöther 66°21′N 114°11′W / 66.35°N 114.18°W / 66.35; -114.18 (Nöther) 64.8 1970 Emmy Noether (1882–1935) WGPSN
Numerov 70°31′S 162°12′W / 70.52°S 162.2°W / -70.52; -162.2 (Numerov) 105.39 1970 Boris Vasil'evich Numerov (1891–1941) WGPSN
Nunn 4°37′N 91°09′E / 4.62°N 91.15°E / 4.62; 91.15 (Nunn) 18.49 1973 Joseph Nunn (1905–1968) WGPSN
Nušl 32°11′N 167°27′E / 32.19°N 167.45°E / 32.19; 167.45 (Nušl) 60.58 1970 Frantisek Nušl (1867–1925) WGPSN
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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Moon craters". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. International Astrophysical Union. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  2. ^ °792 de la Biblioteca de escritores baleares de Juan Serra Busquets, Accessed July 15, 2007.
  3. ^ Biblioteca Virtual Ignacio Larramendi Archived 2007-08-13 at the Wayback Machine., Accessed July 15, 2007.