List of craters on the Moon: R–S

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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.


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Crater Coordinates Diameter
(km)
Approval
Year
Eponym Ref
Rabbi Levi 34°47′S 23°28′E / 34.78°S 23.46°E / -34.78; 23.46 (Rabbi Levi) 82.44 1935 Levi Ben Gershon (1288–1344) WGPSN
Racah 13°30′S 179°52′W / 13.5°S 179.87°W / -13.5; -179.87 (Racah) 71.91 1970 Giulio Racah (1909–1965) WGPSN
Raimond 14°47′N 159°38′W / 14.78°N 159.63°W / 14.78; -159.63 (Raimond) 68.37 1970 Jean Jacques Raimond, Jr. (1903–1961) WGPSN
Raman 26°58′N 55°10′W / 26.96°N 55.16°W / 26.96; -55.16 (Raman) 10.17 1976 Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman (1888–1970) WGPSN
Ramon 41°14′S 148°05′W / 41.23°S 148.08°W / -41.23; -148.08 (Ramon) 17.23 2006 Ilan Ramon (1954–2003) WGPSN
Ramsay 40°01′S 145°02′E / 40.02°S 145.04°E / -40.02; 145.04 (Ramsay) 61.28 1970 William Ramsay (1852–1916) WGPSN
Ramsden 32°58′S 31°52′W / 32.96°S 31.87°W / -32.96; -31.87 (Ramsden) 25.11 1935 Jesse Ramsden (1735–1800) WGPSN
Rankine 3°52′S 71°29′E / 3.87°S 71.49°E / -3.87; 71.49 (Rankine) 10.48 1976 William John Macquorn Rankine (1820–1872) WGPSN
Raspletin 22°25′S 151°45′E / 22.41°S 151.75°E / -22.41; 151.75 (Raspletin) 45.52 1976 Aleksandr Andreyevich Raspletin (1908–1967) WGPSN
Ravi 12°30′S 1°58′W / 12.5°S 1.97°W / -12.5; -1.97 (Ravi) 1.62 1976 (Indian male name) WGPSN
Rayet 44°39′N 114°30′E / 44.65°N 114.5°E / 44.65; 114.5 (Rayet) 27.76 1970 Georges Antoine Pons Rayet (1839–1906) WGPSN
Rayleigh 29°07′N 89°27′E / 29.12°N 89.45°E / 29.12; 89.45 (Rayleigh) 113.77 1964 John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842–1919) WGPSN
Razumov 38°57′N 114°38′W / 38.95°N 114.63°W / 38.95; -114.63 (Razumov) 75.08 1970 Vladimir Vasil'evich Razumov (1890–1967) WGPSN
Réaumur 2°27′S 0°44′E / 2.45°S 0.73°E / -2.45; 0.73 (Réaumur) 51.25 1935 René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1683–1757) WGPSN
Recht 9°46′N 123°59′E / 9.76°N 123.99°E / 9.76; 123.99 (Recht) 19.96 1982 Albert William Recht (1892–1962) WGPSN
Regiomontanus 28°17′S 1°05′W / 28.28°S 1.09°W / -28.28; -1.09 (Regiomontanus) 126.64 1935 Regiomontanus (1436–1476) WGPSN
Regnault 54°02′N 87°53′W / 54.04°N 87.88°W / 54.04; -87.88 (Regnault) 51.31 1935 Henri Victor Regnault (1810–1878) WGPSN
Reichenbach 30°29′S 47°57′E / 30.48°S 47.95°E / -30.48; 47.95 (Reichenbach) 64.85 1935 Georg von Reichenbach (1772–1826) WGPSN
Reimarus 47°41′S 60°25′E / 47.69°S 60.42°E / -47.69; 60.42 (Reimarus) 47.62 1935 Nicolai Reymers Baer (circa 1550-circa 1600) WGPSN
Reiner 6°55′N 54°59′W / 6.92°N 54.98°W / 6.92; -54.98 (Reiner) 29.85 1935 Vincentio Reinieri (unknown-1648) WGPSN
Reinhold 3°17′N 22°52′W / 3.28°N 22.86°W / 3.28; -22.86 (Reinhold) 43.28 1935 Erasmus Reinhold (1511–1553) WGPSN
Repsold 51°19′N 78°25′W / 51.31°N 78.41°W / 51.31; -78.41 (Repsold) 108.65 1935 Johann Georg Repsold (1770–1830) WGPSN
Resnik 34°09′S 150°50′W / 34.15°S 150.84°W / -34.15; -150.84 (Resnik) 22.16 1988 Judith Arlene Resnik (1949–1986) WGPSN
Respighi 2°52′N 71°54′E / 2.86°N 71.9°E / 2.86; 71.9 (Respighi) 17.88 1976 Lorenzo Respighi (1824–1890) WGPSN
Rhaeticus 0°02′N 4°55′E / 0.03°N 4.92°E / 0.03; 4.92 (Rhaeticus) 44.43 1935 Georg Joachim Rheticus (1514–1576) WGPSN
Rheita 37°06′S 47°10′E / 37.1°S 47.17°E / -37.1; 47.17 (Rheita) 70.81 1935 Anton Maria Schyrleus of Rheita (circa 1597-1660) WGPSN
Riccioli 2°54′S 74°25′W / 2.9°S 74.42°W / -2.9; -74.42 (Riccioli) 155.66 1935 Giovanni Battista Riccioli (1598–1671) WGPSN
Riccius 37°01′S 26°26′E / 37.02°S 26.43°E / -37.02; 26.43 (Riccius) 71.79 1935 Augustine Riccius (flourished 1513) and Matteo Ricci (1552–1610) WGPSN
Ricco 74°55′N 177°03′E / 74.92°N 177.05°E / 74.92; 177.05 (Ricco) 65.83 1970 Annibale Ricco (1844–1911) WGPSN
Richards 7°42′N 140°05′E / 7.7°N 140.09°E / 7.7; 140.09 (Richards) 16.8 1976 Theodore William Richards (1868–1928) WGPSN
Richardson 30°56′N 99°53′E / 30.93°N 99.89°E / 30.93; 99.89 (Richardson) 162.56 1979 Owen Willans Richardson (1879–1959) WGPSN
Riedel 48°53′S 140°03′W / 48.89°S 140.05°W / -48.89; -140.05 (Riedel) 49.14 1970 Klaus Riedel (1907–1944) and Walter Riedel (1902–1968) WGPSN
Riemann 39°23′N 87°11′E / 39.38°N 87.18°E / 39.38; 87.18 (Riemann) 117.85 1964 Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann (1826–1866) WGPSN
Ritchey 11°08′S 8°29′E / 11.13°S 8.48°E / -11.13; 8.48 (Ritchey) 24.07 1935 George Willis Ritchey (1864–1945) WGPSN
Rittenhouse 74°15′S 107°04′E / 74.25°S 107.07°E / -74.25; 107.07 (Rittenhouse) 27.5 1970 David Rittenhouse (1732–1796) WGPSN
Ritter 1°58′N 19°10′E / 1.96°N 19.17°E / 1.96; 19.17 (Ritter) 29.52 1935 Karl Ritter (1779–1859) and Georg August Dietrich Ritter (1826–1908) WGPSN
Ritz 15°22′S 92°23′E / 15.37°S 92.38°E / -15.37; 92.38 (Ritz) 53.77 1970 Walter Ritz (1878–1909) WGPSN
Robert 19°02′N 27°27′E / 19.03°N 27.45°E / 19.03; 27.45 (Robert) 0.56 1976 (English male name) WGPSN
Roberts 70°40′N 174°15′W / 70.66°N 174.25°W / 70.66; -174.25 (Roberts) 89.37 1970 Alexander William Roberts (1857–1938) and Sir Isaac Roberts (1829–1904) WGPSN
Robertson 21°50′N 105°22′W / 21.84°N 105.37°W / 21.84; -105.37 (Robertson) 89.85 1970 Howard P. Robertson (1903–1961) WGPSN
Robinson 59°04′N 46°02′W / 59.06°N 46.03°W / 59.06; -46.03 (Robinson) 24.09 1935 John Thomas Romney Robinson (1792–1882) WGPSN
Rocca 12°53′S 72°53′W / 12.89°S 72.89°W / -12.89; -72.89 (Rocca) 84.06 1935 Giovanni Antonio Rocca (1607–1656) WGPSN
Rocco 28°55′N 45°00′W / 28.91°N 45°W / 28.91; -45 (Rocco) 4.35 1976 (Italian male name) WGPSN
Roche 42°22′S 136°32′E / 42.37°S 136.54°E / -42.37; 136.54 (Roche) 152.67 1970 Édouard Albert Roche (1820–1883) WGPSN
Romeo 7°32′N 122°41′E / 7.53°N 122.68°E / 7.53; 122.68 (Romeo) 7.15 1979 (Italian male name) WGPSN
Römer 25°26′N 36°25′E / 25.43°N 36.41°E / 25.43; 36.41 (Römer) 43.7 1935 Ole Rømer (1644–1710) WGPSN
Röntgen 32°53′N 91°25′W / 32.88°N 91.42°W / 32.88; -91.42 (Röntgen) 128.42 1964 Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (1845–1923) WGPSN
Rosa 20°19′N 32°18′W / 20.31°N 32.3°W / 20.31; -32.3 (Rosa) 0.82 1976 (Spanish female name) WGPSN
Rosenberger 55°29′S 43°09′E / 55.49°S 43.15°E / -55.49; 43.15 (Rosenberger) 91.65 1935 Otto August Rosenberger (1800–1890) WGPSN
Ross 11°40′N 21°44′E / 11.67°N 21.74°E / 11.67; 21.74 (Ross) 24.49 1935 James Clark Ross (1800–1862) and Frank Elmore Ross (1874–1966) WGPSN
Rosse 17°57′S 34°59′E / 17.95°S 34.98°E / -17.95; 34.98 (Rosse) 11.43 1935 William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse (1800–1867) WGPSN
Rosseland 40°49′S 130°41′E / 40.82°S 130.68°E / -40.82; 130.68 (Rosseland) 67.66 1994 Svein Rosseland (1894–1985) WGPSN
Rost 56°25′S 33°50′W / 56.42°S 33.84°W / -56.42; -33.84 (Rost) 46.85 1935 Johann Leonhard Rost (1688–1727) WGPSN
Rothmann 30°49′S 27°42′E / 30.81°S 27.7°E / -30.81; 27.7 (Rothmann) 41.67 1935 Christopher Rothmann (unknown-1600) WGPSN
Rowland 56°59′N 162°29′W / 56.98°N 162.48°W / 56.98; -162.48 (Rowland) 166.12 1970 Henry Augustus Rowland III (1848–1901) WGPSN
Rozhdestvenskiy 84°59′N 157°53′W / 84.99°N 157.89°W / 84.99; -157.89 (Rozhdestvenskiy) 181.15 1970 Dmitry Syergeyevich Rozhdestvensky (1876–1940) WGPSN
Rumford 28°49′S 169°48′W / 28.81°S 169.8°W / -28.81; -169.8 (Rumford) 60.83 1970 Count Rumford (1753–1814) WGPSN
Runge 2°26′S 86°49′E / 2.43°S 86.81°E / -2.43; 86.81 (Runge) 38.98 1973 Carle David Tolmé Runge (1856–1927) WGPSN
Russell 26°31′N 75°33′W / 26.51°N 75.55°W / 26.51; -75.55 (Russell) 103.37 1964 Henry Norris Russell (1877–1957) and John Russell (1745–1806) WGPSN
Ruth 28°43′N 45°04′W / 28.71°N 45.06°W / 28.71; -45.06 (Ruth) 3.08 1976 (Hebrew female name) WGPSN
Rutherford 10°34′N 137°05′E / 10.56°N 137.09°E / 10.56; 137.09 (Rutherford) 15.98 1976 Ernest Rutherford (1871–1937) WGPSN
Rutherfurd 61°09′S 12°15′W / 61.15°S 12.25°W / -61.15; -12.25 (Rutherfurd) 49.98 1935 Lewis Morris Rutherfurd (1816–1892) WGPSN
Rydberg 46°26′S 96°26′W / 46.43°S 96.43°W / -46.43; -96.43 (Rydberg) 48.03 1970 Johannes Robert Rydberg (1854–1919) WGPSN
Ryder 43°52′S 143°18′E / 43.87°S 143.3°E / -43.87; 143.3 (Ryder) 15.55 2006 Graham Ryder (1949–2002) WGPSN
Rynin 46°47′N 103°44′W / 46.78°N 103.73°W / 46.78; -103.73 (Rynin) 77.88 1970 Nikolai Alexsevitch Rynin (1877–1942) WGPSN
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S[edit]

Crater Coordinates Diameter
(km)
Approval
Year
Eponym Ref
Sabatier 13°11′N 79°01′E / 13.19°N 79.01°E / 13.19; 79.01 (Sabatier) 9.6 1979 Paul Sabatier (1854–1941) WGPSN
Sabine 1°23′N 20°04′E / 1.38°N 20.07°E / 1.38; 20.07 (Sabine) 29.75 1935 Edward Sabine (1788–1883) WGPSN
Sacrobosco 23°45′S 16°38′E / 23.75°S 16.64°E / -23.75; 16.64 (Sacrobosco) 97.67 1935 Johannes de Sacrobosco (John Holywood, c. 1200–1256) WGPSN
Saenger 4°29′N 102°48′E / 4.49°N 102.8°E / 4.49; 102.8 (Saenger) 74.57 1970 Eugen Saenger (1905–1964) WGPSN
Šafařík 10°26′N 176°42′E / 10.44°N 176.7°E / 10.44; 176.7 (Šafařík) 31.42 1970 Vojtěch Šafařík (1829–1902) WGPSN
Saha 1°41′S 103°02′E / 1.69°S 103.04°E / -1.69; 103.04 (Saha) 103.34 1970 Megh Nad Saha (1893–1956) WGPSN
Samir 28°30′N 34°17′W / 28.5°N 34.29°W / 28.5; -34.29 (Samir) 1.86 1979 (Arabic male name) WGPSN
Sampson 29°35′N 16°32′W / 29.58°N 16.53°W / 29.58; -16.53 (Sampson) 1.83 1976 Ralph Allen Sampson (1866–1939) WGPSN
Sanford 32°23′N 139°13′W / 32.38°N 139.21°W / 32.38; -139.21 (Sanford) 55.09 1970 Roscoe Frank Sanford (1883–1958) WGPSN
Santbech 20°59′S 44°04′E / 20.99°S 44.06°E / -20.99; 44.06 (Santbech) 62.24 1935 Daniel Santbech Noviomagus (unknown-flourished 1561) WGPSN
Santos-Dumont 27°47′N 4°45′E / 27.79°N 4.75°E / 27.79; 4.75 (Santos-Dumont) 8.8 1976 Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873–1932) WGPSN
Sarabhai 24°45′N 21°00′E / 24.75°N 21°E / 24.75; 21 (Sarabhai) 7.38 1973 Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai (1919–1971) WGPSN
Sarton 49°07′N 121°08′W / 49.12°N 121.14°W / 49.12; -121.14 (Sarton) 71.33 1970 George Alfred Leon Sarton (1884–1956) WGPSN
Sasserides 39°17′S 9°26′W / 39.28°S 9.44°W / -39.28; -9.44 (Sasserides) 81.74 1935 Gellio Sasceride (1562–1612) WGPSN
Saunder 4°16′S 8°43′E / 4.26°S 8.72°E / -4.26; 8.72 (Saunder) 44.38 1935 Samuel Arthur Saunder (1852–1912) WGPSN
Saussure 43°23′S 3°53′W / 43.38°S 3.88°W / -43.38; -3.88 (Saussure) 54.56 1935 Horace-Bénédict de Saussure (1740–1799) WGPSN
Scaliger 27°16′S 109°08′E / 27.26°S 109.14°E / -27.26; 109.14 (Scaliger) 86.4 1970 Joseph Justus Scaliger (1540–1609) WGPSN
Schaeberle 26°20′S 117°43′E / 26.33°S 117.71°E / -26.33; 117.71 (Schaeberle) 56.74 1970 John Martin Schaeberle (1853–1924) WGPSN
Scheele 9°27′S 37°51′W / 9.45°S 37.85°W / -9.45; -37.85 (Scheele) 4.69 1976 Carl Wilhelm Scheele (1742–1786) WGPSN
Scheiner 60°21′S 27°49′W / 60.35°S 27.81°W / -60.35; -27.81 (Scheiner) 110.07 1935 Christopher Scheiner (1575–1650) WGPSN
Schiaparelli 23°23′N 58°49′W / 23.38°N 58.82°W / 23.38; -58.82 (Schiaparelli) 24.2 1935 Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli (1835–1910) WGPSN
Schickard 44°23′S 55°07′W / 44.38°S 55.11°W / -44.38; -55.11 (Schickard) 212.18 1935 Wilhelm Schickard (1592–1635) WGPSN
Schiller 51°43′S 39°47′W / 51.72°S 39.78°W / -51.72; -39.78 (Schiller) 179.36 1935 Julius Schiller (flourished 1627) WGPSN
Schjellerup 69°02′N 158°14′E / 69.04°N 158.24°E / 69.04; 158.24 (Schjellerup) 62.82 1970 Hans Carl Frederik Christian Schjellerup (1827–1887) WGPSN
Schlesinger 47°07′N 138°59′W / 47.12°N 138.98°W / 47.12; -138.98 (Schlesinger) 97.28 1970 Frank Schlesinger (1871–1943) WGPSN
Schliemann 1°59′S 155°07′E / 1.99°S 155.12°E / -1.99; 155.12 (Schliemann) 77.4 1970 Heinrich Schliemann (1822–1890) WGPSN
Schlüter 5°56′S 83°23′W / 5.93°S 83.39°W / -5.93; -83.39 (Schlüter) 87.55 1964 Heinrich Schlüter (1815–1844) WGPSN
Schmidt 0°58′N 18°47′E / 0.96°N 18.78°E / 0.96; 18.78 (Schmidt) 11.13 1935 Johann Friedrich Julius Schmidt (1825–1884), Bernhard Schmidt (1879–1935) and Otto Yulyevich Schmidt (1891–1956) WGPSN
Schneller 41°20′N 163°44′W / 41.34°N 163.73°W / 41.34; -163.73 (Schneller) 56.87 1970 Herbert Schneller (1901–1967) WGPSN
Schomberger 76°38′S 24°41′E / 76.64°S 24.69°E / -76.64; 24.69 (Schomberger) 85.8 1935 Georg Schomberger (1597–1645) WGPSN
Schönfeld 44°46′N 98°00′W / 44.76°N 98°W / 44.76; -98 (Schönfeld) 24.57 1970 Eduard Schönfeld (1828–1891) WGPSN
Schorr 19°27′S 89°48′E / 19.45°S 89.8°E / -19.45; 89.8 (Schorr) 52.09 1970 Richard Schorr (1867–1951) WGPSN
Schrödinger 74°44′S 132°56′E / 74.73°S 132.93°E / -74.73; 132.93 (Schrödinger) 316.39 1970 Erwin Schrödinger (1887–1961) WGPSN
Schröter 2°44′N 6°59′W / 2.74°N 6.98°W / 2.74; -6.98 (Schröter) 36.67 1935 Johann Hieronymus Schröter (1745–1816) WGPSN
Schubert 2°47′N 81°01′E / 2.78°N 81.01°E / 2.78; 81.01 (Schubert) 51.94 1935 Theodor von Schubert (1789–1865) WGPSN
Schumacher 42°25′N 60°49′E / 42.42°N 60.81°E / 42.42; 60.81 (Schumacher) 61.31 1935 Heinrich Christian Schumacher (1780–1850) WGPSN
Schuster 4°26′N 146°25′E / 4.44°N 146.42°E / 4.44; 146.42 (Schuster) 100.08 1970 Arthur Schuster (1851–1934) WGPSN
Schwabe 65°06′N 45°29′E / 65.1°N 45.48°E / 65.1; 45.48 (Schwabe) 25.47 1935 Samuel Heinrich Schwabe (1789–1875) WGPSN
Schwarzschild 70°05′N 121°34′E / 70.08°N 121.57°E / 70.08; 121.57 (Schwarzschild) 211.42 1970 Karl Schwarzschild (1873–1916) WGPSN
Scobee 31°22′S 149°38′W / 31.36°S 149.64°W / -31.36; -149.64 (Scobee) 41.53 1988 Francis Richard Scobee (1939–1986) WGPSN
Scoresby 77°44′N 14°08′E / 77.73°N 14.13°E / 77.73; 14.13 (Scoresby) 54.93 1935 William Scoresby (1789–1857) WGPSN
Scott 82°21′S 48°31′E / 82.35°S 48.52°E / -82.35; 48.52 (Scott) 107.82 1964 Robert Falcon Scott (1868–1912) WGPSN
Seares 73°44′N 147°14′E / 73.74°N 147.23°E / 73.74; 147.23 (Seares) 99.5 1970 Frederick Hanley Seares (1873–1964) WGPSN
Secchi 2°24′N 43°34′E / 2.4°N 43.56°E / 2.4; 43.56 (Secchi) 22.13 1935 Pietro Angelo Secchi (1818–1878) WGPSN
Sechenov 6°58′S 143°05′W / 6.97°S 143.09°W / -6.97; -143.09 (Sechenov) 63.8 1970 Ivan Mikhailovich Sechenov (1829–1905) WGPSN
Seeliger 2°13′S 3°00′E / 2.22°S 3°E / -2.22; 3 (Seeliger) 8.28 1935 Hugo Hans Ritter von Seeliger (1849–1924) WGPSN
Segers 46°59′N 127°31′E / 46.99°N 127.52°E / 46.99; 127.52 (Segers) 17.28 1970 Carlos Segers (1900–1967) WGPSN
Segner 58°58′S 48°41′W / 58.96°S 48.68°W / -58.96; -48.68 (Segner) 67.84 1935 Johann Andreas von Segner (1704–1777) WGPSN
Seidel 32°39′S 152°28′E / 32.65°S 152.47°E / -32.65; 152.47 (Seidel) 55.39 1970 Philipp Ludwig von Seidel (1821–1896) WGPSN
Seleucus 21°05′N 66°40′W / 21.09°N 66.66°W / 21.09; -66.66 (Seleucus) 45.01 1935 Seleucus of Seleucia (flourished circa 150 BC.) WGPSN
Seneca 26°43′N 79°49′E / 26.71°N 79.81°E / 26.71; 79.81 (Seneca) 47.57 1961 Seneca the Younger (4 BC.-65 AD.) WGPSN
Seyfert 29°16′N 114°20′E / 29.26°N 114.34°E / 29.26; 114.34 (Seyfert) 102.63 1970 Carl Keenan Seyfert (1911–1960) WGPSN
Shackleton 89°40′S 129°47′E / 89.67°S 129.78°E / -89.67; 129.78 (Shackleton) 20.92 1994 Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874–1922). WGPSN
Shahinaz 7°35′N 122°25′E / 7.58°N 122.42°E / 7.58; 122.42 (Shahinaz) 15.99 1979 (Turkish female name) WGPSN
Shaler 32°53′S 85°16′W / 32.89°S 85.27°W / -32.89; -85.27 (Shaler) 48.47 1964 Nathaniel Southgate Shaler (1841–1906) WGPSN
Shapley 9°21′N 56°50′E / 9.35°N 56.83°E / 9.35; 56.83 (Shapley) 24.82 1973 Harlow Shapley (1885–1972) WGPSN
Sharonov 12°22′N 173°06′E / 12.37°N 173.1°E / 12.37; 173.1 (Sharonov) 75.12 1970 Vsevolod Vasilievich Sharonov (1901–1964) WGPSN
Sharp 45°45′N 40°13′W / 45.75°N 40.22°W / 45.75; -40.22 (Sharp) 37.61 1935 Abraham Sharp (1651–1742) WGPSN
Shatalov 24°16′N 140°29′E / 24.26°N 140.48°E / 24.26; 140.48 (Shatalov) 24.05 1970 Vladimir Aleksandrovich Shatalov (1927-) WGPSN
Shayn 32°31′N 172°25′E / 32.52°N 172.42°E / 32.52; 172.42 (Shayn) 92.9 1970 Grigory Abramovich Shajn (1892–1956) WGPSN
Sheepshanks 59°14′N 17°02′E / 59.24°N 17.04°E / 59.24; 17.04 (Sheepshanks) 23.67 1935 Anne Sheepshanks (1789–1876) WGPSN
Sherrington 11°08′S 118°00′E / 11.13°S 118°E / -11.13; 118 (Sherrington) 18.8 1976 Sir Charles Scott Sherrington (1856–1952) WGPSN
Shi Shen 75°47′N 104°08′E / 75.78°N 104.13°E / 75.78; 104.13 (Shi Shen) 46.52 1970 Shi Shen (fl. 4th century BC) WGPSN
Shirakatsi 12°11′S 128°34′E / 12.18°S 128.56°E / -12.18; 128.56 (Shirakatsi) 48.13 1979 Anania Shirakatsi (circa 620-circa 685) WGPSN
Shoemaker 88°08′S 45°55′E / 88.14°S 45.91°E / -88.14; 45.91 (Shoemaker) 51.82 2000 Eugene Merle Shoemaker (1928–1997) WGPSN
Short 74°32′S 7°41′W / 74.54°S 7.68°W / -74.54; -7.68 (Short) 67.94 1935 James Short (1710–1768) WGPSN
Shternberg 19°23′N 116°49′W / 19.38°N 116.82°W / 19.38; -116.82 (Shternberg) 74.36 1970 Pavel Karlovich Shternberg (Sternberg, 1865–1920) WGPSN
Shuckburgh 42°39′N 52°43′E / 42.65°N 52.71°E / 42.65; 52.71 (Shuckburgh) 37.73 1935 George Shuckburgh (1751–1804) WGPSN
Shuleykin 27°07′S 92°40′W / 27.11°S 92.67°W / -27.11; -92.67 (Shuleykin) 14.67 1985 Mikhail Vasil'evich Shuleykin (1884–1939) WGPSN
Siedentopf 22°03′N 135°05′E / 22.05°N 135.08°E / 22.05; 135.08 (Siedentopf) 62.7 1970 Heinrich Siedentopf (1906–1963) WGPSN
Sierpinski 26°56′S 154°49′E / 26.93°S 154.81°E / -26.93; 154.81 (Sierpinski) 66.94 1970 Wacław Sierpiński (1882–1969) WGPSN
Sikorsky 65°53′S 103°39′E / 65.89°S 103.65°E / -65.89; 103.65 (Sikorsky) 97.67 1979 Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky (1889–1972) WGPSN
Silberschlag 6°13′N 12°32′E / 6.21°N 12.53°E / 6.21; 12.53 (Silberschlag) 12.56 1935 Johann Esaias Silberschlag (1721–1791) WGPSN
Simpelius 72°37′S 14°44′E / 72.61°S 14.74°E / -72.61; 14.74 (Simpelius) 68.89 1935 Hugh Sempill (1596–1654) WGPSN
Sinas 8°51′N 31°36′E / 8.85°N 31.6°E / 8.85; 31.6 (Sinas) 11.67 1935 Simon Sinas (1810–1876) WGPSN
Sirsalis 12°29′S 60°31′W / 12.49°S 60.51°W / -12.49; -60.51 (Sirsalis) 44.17 1935 Gerolamo Sersale (1584–1654) WGPSN
Sisakyan 41°04′N 109°08′E / 41.07°N 109.13°E / 41.07; 109.13 (Sisakyan) 35.6 1970 Norajr Martirosovich Sisakyan (1907–1966) WGPSN
Sita 4°37′N 120°42′E / 4.61°N 120.7°E / 4.61; 120.7 (Sita) 1.59 1976 (Indian female name) WGPSN
Sklodowska 18°02′S 96°09′E / 18.04°S 96.15°E / -18.04; 96.15 (Sklodowska) 125.55 1961 Maria Skłodowska-Curie (1867–1934) WGPSN
Slater 88°05′S 111°17′E / 88.08°S 111.29°E / -88.08; 111.29 (Slater) 25.12 2015 David Slater (1957-2011) WGPSN
Slava 38°18′N 35°00′W / 38.3°N 35°W / 38.3; -35 (Slava) 0.1 2012 Slavic male name WGPSN
Slipher 49°17′N 160°16′E / 49.28°N 160.27°E / 49.28; 160.27 (Slipher) 74.65 1970 Earl Charles Slipher (1883–1964) and Vesto Melvin Slipher (1875–1969) WGPSN
Slocum 3°09′S 89°04′E / 3.15°S 89.07°E / -3.15; 89.07 (Slocum) 12.15 1976 Frederick Slocum (1873–1944) WGPSN
Smith 31°47′S 151°01′W / 31.79°S 151.01°W / -31.79; -151.01 (Smith) 32.87 1988 Michael John Smith (1945–1986) WGPSN
Smithson 2°23′N 53°38′E / 2.38°N 53.64°E / 2.38; 53.64 (Smithson) 6.04 1976 James Smithson (1765–1829) WGPSN
Smoluchowski 60°13′N 96°55′W / 60.22°N 96.91°W / 60.22; -96.91 (Smoluchowski) 84.26 1970 Marian Smoluchowski (1872–1917) WGPSN
Snellius 29°20′S 55°42′E / 29.33°S 55.7°E / -29.33; 55.7 (Snellius) 85.98 1935 Willebrord Snell (1591–1626) WGPSN
Sniadecki 22°17′S 168°50′W / 22.29°S 168.84°W / -22.29; -168.84 (Sniadecki) 41.13 1970 Jan Sniadecki (1756–1830) WGPSN
Soddy 0°27′N 121°46′E / 0.45°N 121.77°E / 0.45; 121.77 (Soddy) 40.79 1976 Frederick Soddy (1877–1956) WGPSN
Somerville 8°20′S 64°58′E / 8.33°S 64.96°E / -8.33; 64.96 (Somerville) 17.08 1976 Mary Fairfax Somerville (1780–1872) WGPSN
Sommerfeld 64°50′N 161°32′W / 64.83°N 161.54°W / 64.83; -161.54 (Sommerfeld) 150.89 1970 Arnold Sommerfeld (1868–1951) WGPSN
Sömmering 0°11′N 7°32′W / 0.19°N 7.53°W / 0.19; -7.53 (Sömmering) 27.97 1935 Samuel Thomas Sömmering (1755–1830) WGPSN
Soraya 12°52′S 1°38′W / 12.87°S 1.63°W / -12.87; -1.63 (Soraya) 1.9 1976 (Persian female name) WGPSN
Sosigenes 8°42′N 17°36′E / 8.7°N 17.6°E / 8.7; 17.6 (Sosigenes) 16.99 1935 Sosigenes of Alexandria (flourished 46 BC.) WGPSN
South 57°35′N 50°56′W / 57.58°N 50.94°W / 57.58; -50.94 (South) 119.04 1935 James South (1785–1867) WGPSN
Spallanzani 46°23′S 24°44′E / 46.38°S 24.73°E / -46.38; 24.73 (Spallanzani) 30.86 1935 Lazzaro Spallanzani (1729–1799) WGPSN
Spencer Jones 13°04′N 165°50′E / 13.06°N 165.84°E / 13.06; 165.84 (Spencer Jones) 88.19 1970 Sir Harold Spencer Jones (1890–1960) WGPSN
Spörer 4°18′S 1°46′W / 4.3°S 1.77°W / -4.3; -1.77 (Spörer) 25.57 1935 Friederich Wilhelm Gustav Spörer (1822–1895) WGPSN
Spurr 27°55′N 1°16′W / 27.91°N 1.27°W / 27.91; -1.27 (Spurr) 13.21 1973 Josiah Edward Spurr (1870–1950) WGPSN
St. John 10°04′N 149°59′E / 10.07°N 149.98°E / 10.07; 149.98 (St. John) 66.74 1970 Charles Edward St. John (1857–1935) WGPSN
Stadius 10°29′N 13°46′W / 10.48°N 13.77°W / 10.48; -13.77 (Stadius) 68.48 1935 Johannes Stadius (1527–1579) WGPSN
Stark 25°26′S 134°35′E / 25.43°S 134.59°E / -25.43; 134.59 (Stark) 47.72 1970 Johannes Stark (1874–1957) WGPSN
Stearns 34°41′N 162°36′E / 34.68°N 162.6°E / 34.68; 162.6 (Stearns) 38.94 1979 Carl Leo Stearns (1892–1972) WGPSN
Stebbins 64°22′N 142°38′W / 64.36°N 142.64°W / 64.36; -142.64 (Stebbins) 129.74 1970 Joel Stebbins (1878–1966) WGPSN
Stefan 46°20′N 108°46′W / 46.33°N 108.77°W / 46.33; -108.77 (Stefan) 112.18 1970 Josef Stefan (1835–1893) WGPSN
Stein 7°00′N 179°07′E / 7°N 179.11°E / 7; 179.11 (Stein) 30.72 1970 Johan Willem Jakob Antoon Stein (1871–1951) WGPSN
Steinheil 48°43′S 46°40′E / 48.71°S 46.66°E / -48.71; 46.66 (Steinheil) 63.28 1935 Karl August von Steinheil (1801–1870) WGPSN
Steklov 36°44′S 105°03′W / 36.73°S 105.05°W / -36.73; -105.05 (Steklov) 36.61 1970 Vladimir Andreevich Steklov (1864–1926) WGPSN
Stella 19°55′N 29°46′E / 19.91°N 29.76°E / 19.91; 29.76 (Stella) 0.42 1976 (Latin female name) WGPSN
Steno 32°37′N 161°47′E / 32.61°N 161.78°E / 32.61; 161.78 (Steno) 32.29 1970 Nicolaus Steno (1638–1686) WGPSN
Sternfeld 19°45′S 142°16′W / 19.75°S 142.27°W / -19.75; -142.27 (Sternfeld) 109.8 1991 Ary Abramovich Sternfeld (1905–1980) WGPSN
Stetson 39°35′S 118°12′W / 39.58°S 118.2°W / -39.58; -118.2 (Stetson) 63.12 1970 Harlan True Stetson (1885–1964) WGPSN
Stevinus 32°29′S 54°08′E / 32.49°S 54.14°E / -32.49; 54.14 (Stevinus) 71.54 1935 Simon Stevin (1548–1620) WGPSN
Stewart 2°09′N 66°59′E / 2.15°N 66.98°E / 2.15; 66.98 (Stewart) 13.77 1976 John Quincy Stewart (1894–1972) WGPSN
Stiborius 34°29′S 31°59′E / 34.49°S 31.99°E / -34.49; 31.99 (Stiborius) 43.76 1935 Andreas Stoberl (1465–1515) WGPSN
Stöfler 41°14′S 5°56′E / 41.24°S 5.93°E / -41.24; 5.93 (Stöfler) 129.87 1935 Johannes Stöffler (1452–1531) WGPSN
Stokes 52°22′N 88°07′W / 52.36°N 88.11°W / 52.36; -88.11 (Stokes) 53.85 1964 Sir George Gabriel Stokes (1819–1903) WGPSN
Stoletov 44°49′N 155°30′W / 44.82°N 155.5°W / 44.82; -155.5 (Stoletov) 42.43 1970 Aleksandr Grigorievich Stoletov (1839–1896) WGPSN
Stoney 55°35′S 156°23′W / 55.58°S 156.38°W / -55.58; -156.38 (Stoney) 47.51 1970 George Johnstone Stoney (1826–1911) WGPSN
Störmer 57°08′N 146°39′E / 57.14°N 146.65°E / 57.14; 146.65 (Störmer) 68.62 1970 Fredrik Carl Mülertz Störmer (1874–1957) WGPSN
Strabo 61°56′N 54°25′E / 61.94°N 54.42°E / 61.94; 54.42 (Strabo) 54.72 1935 Strabo (54 BC.-24 AD.) WGPSN
Stratton 5°36′S 164°42′E / 5.6°S 164.7°E / -5.6; 164.7 (Stratton) 69.76 1970 Frederick John Marrion Stratton (1881–1960) WGPSN
Street 46°35′S 10°44′W / 46.58°S 10.74°W / -46.58; -10.74 (Street) 58.52 1935 Thomas Street (1621–1689) WGPSN
Strömgren 21°44′S 132°22′W / 21.74°S 132.37°W / -21.74; -132.37 (Strömgren) 62.17 1970 Elis Strömgren (1870–1947) WGPSN
Struve 23°25′N 76°39′W / 23.41°N 76.65°W / 23.41; -76.65 (Struve) 164.34 1964 Otto Wilhelm von Struve (1819–1905), Otto Struve (1897–1963) and Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve (1793–1864) WGPSN
Subbotin 29°19′S 135°43′E / 29.32°S 135.71°E / -29.32; 135.71 (Subbotin) 71.66 1970 Mikhail Fedorovich Subbotin (1893–1966) WGPSN
Suess 4°22′N 47°43′W / 4.36°N 47.72°W / 4.36; -47.72 (Suess) 8.39 1935 Eduard Suess (1831–1914) WGPSN
Sulpicius Gallus 19°38′N 11°41′E / 19.63°N 11.68°E / 19.63; 11.68 (Sulpicius Gallus) 11.61 1935 Gaius Sulpicius Gallus (flourished c. 166 BC) WGPSN
Sumner 37°37′N 108°46′E / 37.62°N 108.76°E / 37.62; 108.76 (Sumner) 52.87 1970 Thomas Hubbard Sumner (1807–1876) WGPSN
Sundman 10°46′N 91°41′W / 10.76°N 91.69°W / 10.76; -91.69 (Sundman) 41.04 1970 Karl Fritiof Sundman (1873–1949) WGPSN
Susan 11°00′S 6°18′W / 11°S 6.3°W / -11; -6.3 (Susan) 0.95 1976 (English female name) WGPSN
Svedberg 81°41′S 65°09′E / 81.68°S 65.15°E / -81.68; 65.15 (Svedberg) 15.34 2009 Theodor Svedberg (1884–1971) WGPSN
Sverdrup 88°19′S 153°23′W / 88.32°S 153.39°W / -88.32; -153.39 (Sverdrup) 32.83 2000 Otto Sverdrup (1855–1930) WGPSN
Swann 51°58′N 112°31′E / 51.96°N 112.52°E / 51.96; 112.52 (Swann) 42.18 1970 William Francis Gray Swann (1884–1962) WGPSN
Swasey 5°28′S 89°40′E / 5.46°S 89.67°E / -5.46; 89.67 (Swasey) 24.85 1976 Ambrose Swasey (1846–1937) WGPSN
Swift 19°21′N 53°26′E / 19.35°N 53.44°E / 19.35; 53.44 (Swift) 10.06 1976 Lewis Swift (1820–1913) WGPSN
Sylvester 82°39′N 81°13′W / 82.65°N 81.22°W / 82.65; -81.22 (Sylvester) 59.28 1964 James Joseph Sylvester (1814–1897) WGPSN
Szilard 33°43′N 105°47′E / 33.71°N 105.78°E / 33.71; 105.78 (Szilard) 127.22 1970 Leó Szilárd (1898–1964) WGPSN
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References[edit]

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