Bernoulli (crater)

Coordinates: 35°00′N 60°42′E / 35.0°N 60.7°E / 35.0; 60.7
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Coordinates35°00′N 60°42′E / 35.0°N 60.7°E / 35.0; 60.7
Diameter47 km
Depth4.0 km
Colongitude300° at sunrise
EponymJacob Bernoulli
Johann Bernoulli
Oblique view from Apollo 16

Bernoulli is a lunar impact crater that is located in the northeast part of the Moon. It lies to the south of the crater Messala, and east of Geminus.

This formation is nearly circular with several slight outward bulges around the perimeter. There is a sunken depression along part of the southern wall, forming an outward triangular bulge in the rim. The rim is highest along the eastern side, climbing to 4 km. At the midpoint of the crater floor is a central peak formation.

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 Bernoulli.

Bernoulli Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 36.4° N 60.9° E 22 km
B 36.9° N 65.6° E 22 km
C 35.3° N 67.2° E 19 km
D 35.7° N 66.5° E 12 km
E 35.3° N 63.0° E 26 km
K 36.7° N 62.7° E 20 km

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