Nobel (crater)

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Nobel crater WAC.jpg
LRO WAC image
Coordinates 15°00′N 101°18′W / 15.0°N 101.3°W / 15.0; -101.3Coordinates: 15°00′N 101°18′W / 15.0°N 101.3°W / 15.0; -101.3
Diameter 48 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 102° at sunrise
Eponym Alfred B. Nobel
Nobel while at the lunar termnator

Nobel is a crater that lies on the far side of the Moon. It is located in the northern edge of the vast skirt of ejecta surrounding the Mare Orientale impact basin. Less than three crater diameters to the south of Nobel is the larger crater Elvey, and to the west-southwest is the smaller Pease. This is a circular, bowl-shaped crater with a worn outer rim. Three smaller craters overlie the northern rim. The interior floor is relatively level, and is marked by several small and tiny craterlets.

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 Nobel.

Nobel Latitude Longitude Diameter
B 17.3° N 99.5° W 24 km
K 13.1° N 100.2° W 20 km
L 12.5° N 100.9° W 38 km