Volterra (crater)

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Normal voltera.jpg
LRO image
Coordinates 56°48′N 132°12′E / 56.8°N 132.2°E / 56.8; 132.2Coordinates: 56°48′N 132°12′E / 56.8°N 132.2°E / 56.8; 132.2
Diameter 52 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 230° at sunrise
Eponym Vito Volterra
Oblique Lunar Orbiter 5 image

Volterra is a lunar crater that is located in the northern latitudes on the far side of the Moon. To the northeast is the crater Olivier, and to the south-southwest lies von Békésy. This is an eroded crater formation, particularly along the western side where the rim is more uneven. A small crater lies across the northeast rim edge. The interior floor is relatively level in the eastern half, while the west is marked by several remnants of small craterlets in 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 Volterra.

Volterra Latitude Longitude Diameter
R 56.2° N 129.6° E 31 km