Menzel (crater)

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Menzel crater 1041 med.jpg
Coordinates3°24′N 36°54′E / 3.4°N 36.9°E / 3.4; 36.9Coordinates: 3°24′N 36°54′E / 3.4°N 36.9°E / 3.4; 36.9
Diameter3 km
Colongitude323° at sunrise
EponymDonald H. Menzel
Oblique Apollo 15 image

Menzel is a tiny lunar impact crater located in the southeast of the Mare Tranquillitatis. This feature is circular in outline and cup-shaped, with no overlapping impacts of significance. The mare around the crater is nearly devoid of features of interest, except for a nearly submerged crater rim to the northwest, and a few small rises to the north and east.

Nearby prominent craters are Zähringer to the east-northeast, Secchi further east, Lubbock further southeast, Maskelyne to the west-southwest, Wallach nearly to the west-northwest and Aryabhata to the north-northwest, the tiny Donna is to the north-northeast.

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