Torricelli (crater)

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Torricelli
Torricelli crater 4077 h3.jpg
Coordinates 4°36′S 28°30′E / 4.6°S 28.5°E / -4.6; 28.5Coordinates: 4°36′S 28°30′E / 4.6°S 28.5°E / -4.6; 28.5
Diameter 23 km
Depth 2.1 km
Colongitude 331° at sunrise
Eponym Evangelista Torricelli
Oblique view of Torricelli from Apollo 16. NASA photo.

Torricelli is a lunar crater in the eastern part of the Sinus Asperitatis, to the south of the Mare Tranquillitatis. The western rim of the crater is broken open and joined to a smaller crater to the west. The entire formation has a pear-shaped appearance. Torricelli lies in the northeastern part of a circular formation of rises in the lunar mare, possibly the remains of a crater formation buried by lava.

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 Torricelli.


Torricelli Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 4.5° S 29.8° E 11 km
B 2.6° S 29.1° E 7 km
C 2.7° S 26.0° E 11 km
F 4.2° S 29.4° E 7 km
G 1.4° S 27.0° E 4 km
H 3.3° S 25.3° E 7 km
J 3.6° S 25.1° E 5 km
K 4.0° S 25.2° E 6 km
L 3.5° S 24.3° E 4 km
M 3.6° S 31.2° E 14 km
N 6.1° S 29.2° E 4 km
P 6.5° S 29.9° E 4 km
R 5.2° S 28.1° E 87 km
T 4.2° S 27.5° E 3 km

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