Principal Far-side Craters

Adapted from the Lunar Nomenclature Database published by the U.S. Geological Survey Flagstaff Field Center.


The following table lists named far-side craters greater than 50 kilometres in diameter. Click on the crater name to view the Moon centred on that crater. Longitude in red indicates a far-side object.

Name                      Lat.  Long.  Diam. (km)
Abbe                     57.3S 175.2E  66.0
Abul Wáfa                 1.0N 116.6E  55.0
Aitken                   16.8S 173.4E 135.0
Al-Biruni                17.9N  92.5E  77.0
Alden                    23.6S 110.8E 104.0
Alder                    48.6S 177.4W  77.0
Alekhin                  68.2S 131.3W  70.0
Al-Khwarizmi              7.1N 106.4E  65.0
Alter                    18.7N 107.5W  64.0
Amici                     9.9S 172.1W  54.0
Anderson                 15.8N 171.1E 109.0
Antoniadi                69.7S 172.0W 143.0
Anuchin                  49.0S 101.3E  57.0
Apollo                   36.1S 151.8W 537.0
Appleton                 37.2N 158.3E  63.0
Artamonov                25.5N 103.5E  60.0
Artem'ev                 10.8N 144.4W  67.0
Ashbrook                 81.4S 112.5W 156.0
Avicenna                 39.7N  97.2W  74.0
Avogadro                 63.1N 164.9E 139.0

Babcock                   4.2N  93.9E  99.0
Backlund                 16.0S 103.0E  75.0
Baldet                   53.3S 151.1W  55.0
Barbier                  23.8S 157.9E  66.0
Barringer                28.0S 149.7W  68.0
Becquerel                40.7N 129.7E  65.0
Becvár                    1.9S 125.2E  67.0
Beijerinck               13.5S 151.8E  70.0
Bel'kovich               61.1N  90.2E 214.0
Bell                     21.8N  96.4W  86.0
Bellinsgauzen            60.6S 164.6W  63.0
Belopol'skiy             17.2S 128.1W  59.0
Belyaev                  23.3N 143.5E  54.0
Berkner                  25.2N 105.2W  86.0
Berlage                  63.2S 162.8W  92.0
Bhabha                   55.1S 164.5W  64.0
Birkeland                30.2S 173.9E  82.0
Birkhoff                 58.7N 146.1W 345.0
Blackett                 37.5S 116.1W 141.0
Blazhko                  31.6N 148.0W  54.0
Boltzmann                74.9S  90.7W  76.0
Bolyai                   33.6S 125.9E 135.0
Borman                   38.8S 147.7W  50.0
Bose                     53.5S 168.6W  91.0
Boyle                    53.1S 178.1E  57.0
Bragg                    42.5N 102.9W  84.0
Brashear                 73.8S 170.7W  55.0
Bredikhin                17.3N 158.2W  59.0
Bridgman                 43.5N 137.1E  80.0
Bronk                    26.1N 134.5W  64.0
Brouwer                  36.2S 126.0W 158.0
Brunner                   9.9S  90.9E  53.0
Buffon                   40.4S 133.4W 106.0
Buisson                   1.4S 112.5E  56.0
Buys-Ballot              20.8N 174.5E  55.0

Cabannes                 60.9S 169.6W  80.0
Cajori                   47.4S 168.8E  70.0
Campbell                 45.3N 151.4E 219.0
Cannizzaro               55.6N  99.6W  56.0
Carnot                   52.3N 143.5W 126.0
Carol                     8.5N 122.3E 117.0
Carver                   43.0S 126.9E  59.0
Cassegrain               52.4S 113.5E  55.0
Chamberlin               58.9S  95.7E  58.0
Champollion              37.4N 175.2E  58.0
Chandler                 43.8N 171.5E  85.0
Chaplygin                 6.2S 150.3E 137.0
Chapman                  50.4N 100.7W  71.0
Chappe                   61.2S  91.5W  59.0
Chappell                 54.7N 177.0W  80.0
Charlier                 36.6N 131.5W  99.0
Chauvenet                11.5S 137.0E  81.0
Chebyshev                33.7S 133.1W 178.0
Chernyshev               47.3N 174.2E  58.0
Chrétien                 45.9S 162.9E  88.0
Cockcroft                31.3N 162.6W  93.0
Compton                  55.3N 103.8E 182.0
Comrie                   23.3N 112.7W  59.0
Comstock                 21.8N 121.5W  72.0
Congreve                  0.2S 167.3W  57.0
Cori                     50.6S 151.9W  65.0
Coriolis                  0.1N 171.8E  78.0
Coulomb                  54.7N 114.6W  89.0
Cremona                  67.5N  90.6W  85.0
Crocco                   47.5S 150.2E  75.0
Crommelin                68.1S 146.9W  94.0
Curie                    22.9S  91.0E 151.0
Cyrano                   20.5S 157.7E  80.0

Daedalus                  5.9S 179.4E  93.0
D'Alembert               50.8N 163.9E 248.0
Danjon                   11.4S 124.0E  71.0
Dante                    25.5N 180.0E  54.0
Davisson                 37.5S 174.6W  87.0
De Forest                77.3S 162.1W  57.0
De Moraes                49.5N 143.2E  53.0
De Vries                 19.9S 176.7W  59.0
Debye                    49.6N 176.2W 142.0
Dellinger                 6.8S 140.6E  81.0
Deutsch                  24.1N 110.5E  66.0
Dewar                     2.7S 165.5E  50.0
Doerfel                  69.1S 107.9W  68.0
Donner                   31.4S  98.0E  58.0
Doppler                  12.6S 159.6W 110.0
Dreyer                   10.0N  96.9E  61.0
Dryden                   33.0S 155.2W  51.0
Dugan                    64.2N 103.3E  50.0
Dunér                    44.8N 179.5E  62.0
Dyson                    61.3N 121.2W  63.0
Dziewulski               21.2N  98.9E  63.0

Edison                   25.0N  99.1E  62.0
Eijkman                  63.1S 143.0W  54.0
Einthoven                 4.9S 109.6E  69.0
Elvey                     8.8N 100.5W  74.0
Emden                    63.3N 177.3W 111.0
Eötvös                   35.5S 133.8E  99.0
Erro                      5.7N  98.5E  61.0
Esnault-Pelterie         47.7N 141.4W  79.0
Espin                    28.1N 109.1E  75.0
Evans                     9.5S 133.5W  67.0
Evdokimov                34.8N 153.0W  50.0
Evershed                 35.7N 159.5W  66.0

Fabry                    42.9N 100.7E 184.0
Fechner                  59.0S 124.9E  63.0
Fermi                    19.3S 122.6E 183.0
Fersman                  18.7N 126.0W 151.0
Finsen                   42.0S 177.9W  72.0
Firsov                    4.5N 112.2E  51.0
Fitzgerald               27.5N 171.7W 110.0
Fizeau                   58.6S 133.9W 111.0
Fleming                  15.0N 109.6E 106.0
Fowler                   42.3N 145.0W 146.0
Freundlich               25.0N 171.0E  85.0
Fridman                  12.6S 126.0W 102.0
Froelich                 80.3N 109.7W  58.0
Frost                    37.7N 118.4W  75.0

Gadomski                 36.4N 147.3W  65.0
Gagarin                  20.2S 149.2E 265.0
Galois                   14.2S 151.9W 222.0
Gamow                    65.3N 145.3E 129.0
Ganswindt                79.6S 110.3E  74.0
Garavito                 47.5S 156.7E  74.0
Gavrilov                 17.4N 130.9E  60.0
Gerasimovich             22.9S 122.6W  86.0
Ginzel                   14.3N  97.4E  55.0
Green                     4.1N 132.9E  65.0
Gregory                   2.2N 127.2E  67.0
Grissom                  47.0S 147.4W  58.0
Guillaume                45.4N 173.4W  57.0
Guyot                    11.4N 117.5E  92.0

H. G. Wells              40.7N 122.8E 114.0
Hagen                    48.3S 135.1E  55.0
Hale                     74.2S  90.8E  83.0
Harkhebi                 39.6N  98.3E 237.0
Harriot                  33.1N 114.3E  56.0
Hartmann                  3.2N 135.3E  61.0
Harvey                   19.5N 146.5W  60.0
Heaviside                10.4S 167.1E 165.0
Helberg                  22.5N 102.2W  62.0
Henyey                   13.5N 151.6W  63.0
Hertz                    13.4N 104.5E  90.0
Hertzsprung               2.6N 129.2W 591.0
Hess                     54.3S 174.6E  88.0
Heymans                  75.3N 144.1W  50.0
Hilbert                  17.9S 108.2E 151.0
Hippocrates              70.7N 145.9W  60.0
Hirayama                  6.1S  93.5E 132.0
Hopmann                  50.8S 160.3E  88.0
Houzeau                  17.1S 123.5W  71.0
Hutton                   37.3N 168.7E  50.0

Ibn Firnas                6.8N 122.3E  89.0
Ibn Yunus                14.1N  91.1E  58.0
Icarus                    5.3S 173.2W  96.0
Idel'son                 81.5S 110.9E  60.0
Ioffe                    14.4S 129.2W  86.0
Isaev                    17.5S 147.5E  90.0

Jackson                  22.4N 163.1W  71.0
Jeans                    55.8S  91.4E  79.0
Jenner                   42.1S  95.9E  71.0
Joliot                   25.8N  93.1E 164.0
Joule                    27.3N 144.2W  96.0
Jules Verne              35.0S 147.0E 143.0

Kamerlingh Onnes         15.0N 115.8W  66.0
Karpinskiy               73.3N 166.3E  92.0
Karrer                   52.1S 141.8W  51.0
Keeler                   10.2S 161.9E 160.0
Kekulé                   16.4N 138.1W  94.0
Khvol'son                13.8S 111.4E  54.0
Kibal'chich               3.0N 146.5W  92.0
Kidinnu                  35.9N 122.9E  56.0
King                      5.0N 120.5E  76.0
Kirkwood                 68.8N 156.1W  67.0
Kleymenov                32.4S 140.2W  55.0
Klute                    37.2N 141.3W  75.0
Koch                     42.8S 150.1E  95.0
Kohlschütter             14.4N 154.0E  53.0
Kolhörster               11.2N 114.6W  97.0
Komarov                  24.7N 152.5E  78.0
Kondratyuk               14.9S 115.5E 108.0
Konstantinov             19.8N 158.4E  66.0
Korolev                   4.0S 157.4W 437.0
Kostinskiy               14.7N 118.8E  75.0
Kovalevskaya             30.8N 129.6W 115.0
Kramers                  53.6N 127.6W  61.0
Krasovskiy                3.9N 175.5W  59.0
Kugler                   53.8S 103.7E  65.0
Kulik                    42.4N 154.5W  58.0
Kurchatov                38.3N 142.1E 106.0

Lacchini                 41.7N 107.5W  58.0
Lamb                     42.9S 100.1E 106.0
Lampland                 31.0S 131.0E  65.0
Landau                   41.6N 118.1W 214.0
Lane                      9.5S 132.0E  55.0
Langemak                 10.3S 118.7E  97.0
Langevin                 44.3N 162.7E  58.0
Langmuir                 35.7S 128.4W  91.0
Larmor                   32.1N 179.7W  97.0
Laue                     28.0N  96.7W  87.0
Lauritsen                27.6S  96.1E  52.0
Leavitt                  44.8S 139.3W  66.0
Lebedev                  47.3S 107.8E 102.0
Lebedinskiy               8.3N 164.3W  62.0
Leeuwenhoek              29.3S 178.7W 125.0
Leibnitz                 38.3S 179.2E 245.0
Lemaître                 61.2S 149.6W  91.0
Leucippus                29.1N 116.0W  56.0
Levi-Civita              23.7S 143.4E 121.0
Ley                      42.2N 154.9E  79.0
Lindblad                 70.4N  98.8W  66.0
Lippmann                 56.0S 114.9W 160.0
Lipskiy                   2.2S 179.5W  80.0
Lobachevskiy              9.9N 112.6E  84.0
Lodygin                  17.7S 146.8W  62.0
Lomonosov                27.3N  98.0E  92.0
Lorentz                  32.6N  95.3W 312.0
Love                      6.3S 129.0E  84.0
Lovelace                 82.3N 106.4W  54.0
Lowell                   12.9S 103.1W  66.0
Lucretius                 8.2S 120.8W  63.0
Lundmark                 39.7S 152.5E 106.0
Lyman                    64.8S 163.6E  84.0

Mach                     18.5N 149.3W 180.0
Maksutov                 40.5S 168.7W  83.0
Mandel'shtam              5.4N 162.4E 197.0
Marconi                   9.6S 145.1E  73.0
Mariotte                 28.5S 139.1W  65.0
Maunder                  14.6S  93.8W  55.0
Maxwell                  30.2N  98.9E 107.0
McKellar                 15.7S 170.8W  51.0
McLaughlin               47.1N  92.9W  79.0
McMath                   17.3N 165.6W  86.0
Mechnikov                11.0S 149.0W  60.0
Mees                     13.6N  96.1W  50.0
Meggers                  24.3N 123.0E  52.0
Meitner                  10.5S 112.7E  87.0
Mendel                   48.8S 109.4W 138.0
Mendeleev                 5.7N 140.9E 313.0
Merrill                  75.2N 116.3W  57.0
Meshcherskiy             12.2N 125.5E  65.0
Mezentsev                72.1N 128.7W  89.0
Michelson                 7.2N 120.7W 123.0
Milankovic               77.2N 168.8E 101.0
Millikan                 46.8N 121.5E  98.0
Milne                    31.4S 112.2E 272.0
Mineur                   25.0N 161.3W  73.0
Minkowski                56.5S 146.0W 113.0
Minnaert                 67.8S 179.6E 125.0
Mitra                    18.0N 154.7W  92.0
Möbius                   15.8N 101.2E  50.0
Mohoróvicic              19.0S 165.0W  51.0
Moiseev                   9.5N 103.3E  59.0
Montgolfier              47.3N 159.8W  88.0
Moore                    37.4N 177.5W  54.0
Morse                    22.1N 175.1W  77.0
Moseley                  20.9N  90.1W  90.0

Nansen                   80.9N  95.3E 104.0
Nassau                   24.9S 177.4E  76.0
Nernst                   35.3N  94.8W 116.0
Neujmin                  27.0S 125.0E 101.0
Niépce                   72.7N 119.1W  57.0
Nishina                  44.6S 170.4W  65.0
Nöther (Noether)         66.6N 113.5W  67.0
Numerov                  70.7S 160.7W 113.0
Nüsl                     32.3N 167.6E  61.0

Obruchev                 38.9S 162.1E  71.0
O'Day                    30.6S 157.5E  71.0
Ohm                      18.4N 113.5W  64.0
Olcott                   20.6N 117.8E  81.0
Olivier                  59.1N 138.5E  69.0
Omar Khayyam             58.0N 102.1W  70.0
Oppenheimer              35.2S 166.3W 208.0
Oresme                   42.4S 169.2E  76.0
Orlov                    25.7S 175.0W  81.0
Ostwald                  10.4N 121.9E 104.0

Paneth                   63.0N  94.8W  65.0
Pannekoek                 4.2S 140.5E  71.0
Papaleksi                10.2N 164.0E  97.0
Paracelsus               23.0S 163.1E  83.0
Paraskevopoulos          50.4N 149.9W  94.0
Parenago                 25.9N 108.5W  93.0
Parkhurst                33.4S 103.6E  96.0
Paschen                  13.5S 139.8W 124.0
Pasteur                  11.9S 104.6E 224.0
Patsaev                  16.7S 133.4E  55.0
Pauli                    44.5S 136.4E  84.0
Pavlov                   28.8S 142.5E 148.0
Pawsey                   44.5N 145.0E  60.0
Perepelkin               10.0S 129.0E  97.0
Perkin                   47.2N 175.9W  62.0
Perrine                  42.5N 127.8W  86.0
Petropavlovskiy          37.2N 114.8W  63.0
Petzval                  62.7S 110.4W  90.0
Pirquet                  20.3S 139.6E  65.0
Planck                   57.9S 136.8E 314.0
Plaskett                 82.1N 174.3E 109.0
Plummer                  25.0S 155.0W  73.0
Poczobutt                57.1N  98.8W 195.0
Pogson                   42.2S 110.5E  50.0
Poincaré                 56.7S 163.6E 319.0
Poinsot                  79.5N 145.7W  68.0
Polzunov                 25.3N 114.6E  67.0
Popov                    17.2N  99.7E  65.0
Poynting                 18.1N 133.4W 128.0
Prager                    3.9S 130.5E  60.0
Prandtl                  60.1S 141.8E  91.0
Priestley                57.3S 108.4E  52.0

Quetelet                 43.1N 134.9W  55.0

Racah                    13.8S 179.8W  63.0
Raimond                  14.6N 159.3W  70.0
Ramsay                   40.2S 144.5E  81.0
Razumov                  39.1N 114.3W  70.0
Ricco                    75.6N 176.3E  65.0
Richardson               31.1N 100.5E 141.0
Ritz                     15.1S  92.2E  51.0
Roberts                  71.1N 174.5W  89.0
Robertson                21.8N 105.2W  88.0
Roche                    42.3S 136.5E 160.0
Röntgen                  33.0N  91.4W 126.0
Rosseland                41.0S 131.0E  75.0
Rowland                  57.4N 162.5W 171.0
Rozhdestvenskiy          85.2N 155.4W 177.0
Rumford                  28.8S 169.8W  61.0
Rynin                    47.0N 103.5W  75.0

Saenger                   4.3N 102.4E  75.0
Saha                      1.6S 102.7E  99.0
Sanford                  32.6N 138.9W  55.0
Sarton                   49.3N 121.1W  69.0
Scaliger                 27.1S 108.9E  84.0
Schaeberle               26.2S 117.2E  62.0
Schjellerup              69.7N 157.1E  62.0
Schlesinger              47.4N 138.6W  97.0
Schliemann                2.1S 155.2E  80.0
Schneller                41.8N 163.6W  54.0
Schrödinger              75.0S 132.4E 312.0
Schuster                  4.2N 146.5E 108.0
Schwarzschild            70.1N 121.2E 212.0
Seares                   73.5N 145.8E 110.0
Sechenov                  7.1S 142.6W  62.0
Seidel                   32.8S 152.2E  62.0
Seyfert                  29.1N 114.6E 110.0
Sharonov                 12.4N 173.3E  74.0
Shayn                    32.6N 172.5E  93.0
Shirakatsi               12.1S 128.6E  51.0
Shternberg (Sternberg)   19.5N 116.3W  70.0
Siedentopf               22.0N 135.5E  61.0
Sierpinski               27.2S 154.5E  69.0
Sikorsky                 66.1S 103.2E  98.0
Sklodowska               18.2S  95.5E 127.0
Slipher                  49.5N 160.1E  69.0
Smoluchowski             60.3N  96.8W  83.0
Sommerfeld               65.2N 162.4W 169.0
Spencer Jones            13.3N 165.6E  85.0
St. John                 10.2N 150.2E  68.0
Stebbins                 64.8N 141.8W 131.0
Stefan                   46.0N 108.3W 125.0
Sternfeld                19.6S 141.2W 100.0
Stetson                  39.6S 118.3W  64.0
Störmer                  57.3N 146.3E  69.0
Stratton                  5.8S 164.6E  70.0
Strömgren                21.7S 132.4W  61.0
Subbotin                 29.2S 135.3E  67.0
Sumner                   37.5N 108.7E  50.0
Szilard                  34.0N 105.7E 122.0

Teisserenc               32.2N 135.9W  62.0
Ten Bruggencate           9.5S 134.4E  59.0
Thiessen                 75.4N 169.0W  66.0
Thomson                  32.7S 166.2E 117.0
Tikhomirov               25.2N 162.0E  65.0
Tikhov                   62.3N 171.7E  83.0
Timiryazev                5.5S 147.0W  53.0
Tiselius                  7.0N 176.5E  53.0
Titius                   26.8S 100.7E  73.0
Trumpler                 29.3N 167.1E  77.0
Tsander                   6.2N 149.3W 181.0
Tseraskiy (Cerasky)      49.0S 141.6E  56.0
Tsiolkovskiy             21.2S 128.9E 185.0

Valier                    6.8N 174.5E  67.0
Van de Graaff            27.4S 172.2E 233.0
Van del Waals            43.9S 119.9E 104.0
Van Maanen               35.7N 128.0E  60.0
van't Hoff               62.1N 131.8W  92.0
Vavilov                   0.8S 137.9W  98.0
Vening Meinesz            0.3S 162.6E  87.0
Ventris                   4.9S 158.0E  95.0
Vernadskiy               23.2N 130.5E  91.0
Vertregt                 19.8S 171.1E 187.0
Vesalius                  3.1S 114.5E  61.0
Vestine                  33.9N  93.9E  96.0
Vetchinkin               10.2N 131.3E  98.0
Volterra                 56.8N 132.2E  52.0
von Békésy               51.9N 126.8E  96.0
von der Pahlen           24.8S 132.7W  56.0
Von Kármán               44.8S 175.9E 180.0
Von Neumann              40.4N 153.2E  78.0
von Zeipel               42.6N 141.6W  83.0

Wan-Hoo                   9.8S 138.8W  52.0
Waterman                 25.9S 128.0E  76.0
Watson                   62.6S 124.5W  62.0
Wegener                  45.2N 113.3W  88.0
Wexler                   69.1S  90.2E  51.0
Weyl                     17.5N 120.2W 108.0
Wiener                   40.8N 146.6E 120.0
Wilsing                  21.5S 155.2W  73.0
Winlock                  35.6N 105.6W  64.0
Wood                     43.0N 120.8W  78.0
Wyld                      1.4S  98.1E  93.0

Yablochkov               60.9N 128.3E  99.0
Yamamoto                 58.1N 160.9E  76.0

Zeeman                   75.2S 133.6W 190.0
Zelinskiy                28.9S 166.8E  53.0
Zhukovskiy                7.8N 167.0W  81.0
Zsigmondy                59.7N 104.7W  65.0
Zwicky                   15.4S 168.1E 150.0

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