Love (crater)

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Love LROC.jpg
LRO image
Coordinates 6°30′S 131°18′E / 6.5°S 131.3°E / -6.5; 131.3Coordinates: 6°30′S 131°18′E / 6.5°S 131.3°E / -6.5; 131.3
Diameter 54 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 228° at sunrise
Eponym Augustus E. H. Love

Love is an impact crater on the far side of the Moon which is named after Augustus Edward Hough Love. It is located just to the north of the crater Perepelkin. Prager nearly touches the northeastern rim. To the northwest is Bečvář.

This is an eroded crater formation with several smaller craters along the rim. A chain of three small craters lies across the western rim and inner wall, and a crater cuts across the eastern rim. The inner walls have been worn and their features softened by impacts and possibly ejecta from other craters. The northern portion of the interior floor contains a considerable number of small and tiny craterlets that nearly form a continuous carpet in places. The southern floor is less impacted, with only a few tiny craterlets.

Satellite craters[edit]

Love and its satellite craters

By convention these features are identified on lunar maps by placing the letter on the side of the crater midpoint that is closest to Love.

Love Latitude Longitude Diameter
H 6.9° S 130.4° E 29 km
T 6.0° S 126.1° E 13 km
U 5.9° S 127.8° E 12 km


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