Wood (crater)

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Wood
Wood crater 5015 h3.jpg
Oblique Lunar Orbiter 5 image, facing west
Coordinates 43°40′N 121°50′W / 43.66°N 121.83°W / 43.66; -121.83Coordinates: 43°40′N 121°50′W / 43.66°N 121.83°W / 43.66; -121.83
Diameter 84 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 122° at sunrise
Eponym Robert W. Wood

Wood is a lunar impact crater that lies entirely within the interior of the much larger walled plain Landau, on the far side of Moon. Wood is situated along the northwestern part of the floor of Landau, and shares a common northwestern rim with the larger impact. The inner wall of the northwest rim extends inward about halfway toward the crater midpoint, where there is a central peak. The rim of Wood is somewhat worn and uneven, with a small crater laid across the southwest section. The surviving interior floor is nearly level and is marked only by a few tiny craterlets.

Wood lies at the approximate margin of the Coulomb-Sarton Basin, a 530 km wide impact crater of Pre-Nectarian age.

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 Wood.

Wood Coordinates Diameter, km
S 43°28′N 124°01′W / 43.46°N 124.01°W / 43.46; -124.01 (Wood S) 34.0
T 43°55′N 124°19′W / 43.91°N 124.32°W / 43.91; -124.32 (Wood T) 10.5

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