Moore (lunar crater)

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Moore crater 5053 med.jpg
Oblique Lunar Orbiter 5 image, facing west
Coordinates 37°24′N 177°30′W / 37.4°N 177.5°W / 37.4; -177.5Coordinates: 37°24′N 177°30′W / 37.4°N 177.5°W / 37.4; -177.5
Diameter 54 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 178° at sunrise
Eponym Joseph H. Moore

Moore is an impact crater that is located on the far side of the Moon. Like much of the far side, Moore is located in a region that has been saturated by impacts. Nearby craters of note are Larmor to the south-southwest, and Parsons about the same distance to the west.

This crater has been worn and damaged by subsequent impacts, particularly along the western rim where it is overlain by a double-crater. The interior floor is irregular and marked by a merged chain of impacts that runs from the northwest rim to the midpoint. The satellite crater Moore L is attached to the south-southeast outer rim. To the east, the satellite crater Moore F has a relatively high-albedo rim, and lies at the center of a small ray system.

Satellite craters[edit]

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

Moore Latitude Longitude Diameter
F 37.4° N 175.0° W 24 km
L 36.1° N 177.1° W 27 km