Crater chains are unusual features composed of linear rows of small craters. List of officially and unofficially named craters which contain other officially and unofficially named craters - Aitken contains the Cloverleaf (of which one of its leafs is Aitken G). Place the cursor over the image of the Moon or over the names of the craters and maria to highlight the corresponding areas. List of craters on the Moon. Interactive Moon Map This Lunar map emphasizes the major features on the near side of the Moon such as the Lunar Maria and large craters.

Moon craters are bowl-shaped landforms created by two processes: volcanism and cratering. This is a list of maria (large, dark, basaltic plains) on the Moon.It includes other basaltic plains, including the one oceanus as well as features known by the names lacus, palus and sinus.The modern system of lunar nomenclature was introduced in 1651 by Giovanni Battista Riccioli.

For a tablet or mobile device, touch an area of interest for about one second. The Moon's surface is covered by craters, maria, and highlands. Crater Tycho taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. Riccioli's map of the Moon was drawn by Francesco Maria Grimaldi, who has a crater named after him. Jump to navigation Jump to search.

This is a list of named lunar craters.

One of the best examples is Catena Davy, "Davy Chain" (left) C| G9, which extends some 50 km and contains over 20 craterlets, most with diameters under 2 km.It was probably created by near simultaneous multiple impacts, similar to the Shoemaker-Levy-9 comet impact on Jupiter in 1994. There are hundreds of thousands of moon craters ranging from less than a mile across to giant basins called mare, which were once thought to be seas. That is a question far more complex (and long) than you might think. The large majority of these features are impact craters. Most large craters are named after famous scientists or philosophers. Craters on the moon formed from the impact of meteriods.

If you want a detailed answer, I invite you to read an article I wrote on this very topic The Lunar Surface: A Moonwalk Through Alien Seas, Mountains and Craters.

- Alphonsus contains Chang-Ngo, José, Monira, Ravi, and Soraya. - Ancient Thebit contains Thebit itself, Birt, Rupes Recta (the Straight Wall), and the Stag's Horn Mountains. Jesuit contributions to astronomy are significant enough that 34 craters on the moon and several asteroids are named after them. - Albategnius contains Klein.