Zhukovskiy (crater)

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Zhukovskiy crater LRO WAC.jpg
LRO WAC mosaic with Zhukovskiy at bottom, also showing the fresh Zhukovskiy Z at top
Coordinates 7°48′N 167°00′W / 7.8°N 167.0°W / 7.8; -167.0Coordinates: 7°48′N 167°00′W / 7.8°N 167.0°W / 7.8; -167.0
Diameter 81 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 167° at sunrise
Eponym Nikolay E. Zhukovskiy
Zhukovskiy at the sunrise terminator, from Apollo 16

Zhukovskiy is a lunar impact crater that lies on the far side of the Moon. It forms a pair with Lebedinskiy, which is attached to the eastern rim. There are no other named craters of note in the immediate vicinity, although the immense walled plain Korolev lies farther to the southeast.

The rim of Zhukovskiy has become somewhat eroded, particularly at the northern and southern extremes. The interior floor is relatively level, although a small but prominent crater occupies part of the southern half.

Zhukovskiy lies to the southwest of the Dirichlet-Jackson Basin.

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 Zhukovskiy.

Zhukovskiy Latitude Longitude Diameter
Q 6.2° N 168.8° W 23 km
T 7.9° N 172.3° W 23 km
U 8.5° N 173.2° W 29 km
W 9.8° N 170.3° W 31 km
X 10.5° N 171.1° W 30 km
Z 10.0° N 166.8° W 34 km