Weyl (crater)

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Weyl crater WAC.jpg
LRO WAC image
Coordinates 17°30′N 120°12′W / 17.5°N 120.2°W / 17.5; -120.2Coordinates: 17°30′N 120°12′W / 17.5°N 120.2°W / 17.5; -120.2
Diameter 108 km (67 mi)
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 122° at sunrise
Eponym Hermann Weyl
Weyl at center, Fersman at left border, crater chains from Orientale impact below

Weyl is a lunar impact crater that is located on the far side of the Moon, behind the western limb as seen from the Earth. It lies to the east-southeast of the larger crater Fersman. To the southeast is Kamerlingh Onnes, and to the northeast is Shternberg.

This is a heavily eroded crater with a damaged outer rim. There are multiple craters along the rim and within the interior, including a pair of small craters in the western half. Most of Weyl is overlain by a portion of the ray system from the crater Ohm to the east-southeast of Shternberg.