Nijland (crater)

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Nijland crater 5124 med.jpg
Oblique Lunar Orbiter 5 image
Coordinates 33°00′N 134°06′E / 33.0°N 134.1°E / 33.0; 134.1Coordinates: 33°00′N 134°06′E / 33.0°N 134.1°E / 33.0; 134.1
Diameter 35 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 226° at sunrise
Eponym Albertus A. Nijland

Nijland is a relatively small impact crater on the far side of the Moon. This is a relatively isolated crater that is surrounded by impacted surface with smaller craters. The nearest significant crater is Kurchatov to the northeast. More than 100 km the north of Nijland is a crater chain that runs from the south of Kurchatov towards the west-northwest. This chain is designated Catena Kurchatov.

This is a roughly circular, bowl-shaped crater with a slight outward bulge along the western face. Although worn, the rim edge remains well-defined and is not overlain by any significant impacts. The interior floor is about half the crater diameter, and there are only a few tiny craterlets marking the surface.

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 Nijland.

Nijland Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 36.2° N 134.4° E 26 km
V 34.5° N 131.6° E 35 km