Thiel (crater)

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Thiel crater 5028 h3.jpg
Oblique Lunar Orbiter 5 image
Coordinates 40°24′N 134°30′W / 40.4°N 134.5°W / 40.4; -134.5Coordinates: 40°24′N 134°30′W / 40.4°N 134.5°W / 40.4; -134.5
Diameter 32 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 134° at sunrise
Eponym Walter Thiel

Thiel is a lunar impact crater on the far side of the Moon. It is located to the south of the larger crater Quetelet, and to the north-northwest of Charlier. This is a sharp-edged, roughly circular crater with a small impact along the outer rim to the north-northeast. It is otherwise relatively free from impact erosion, and the interior is unmarked by significant craters. The inner walls are uneven in places, with piles of scree along the base.

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 Thiel.

Thiel Latitude Longitude Diameter
T 40.4° N 136.6° W 31 km