Principal Near-side Craters

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


The following table lists named near-side craters greater than 50 kilometres in diameter. Click on the crater name to view the Moon centred on that crater.

Name                      Lat.  Long.  Diam. (km)
Abel                     34.5S  87.3E 122.0
Abetti                   19.9N  27.7E  65.0
Abulfeda                 13.8S  13.9E  65.0
Adams                    31.9S  68.2E  66.0
Albategnius              11.7S   4.3E 114.0
Alexander                40.3N  13.5E  81.0
Aliacensis               30.6S   5.2E  79.0
Alphonsus                13.7S   3.2W 108.0
Amundsen                 84.3S  85.6E 101.0
Anaxagoras               73.4N  10.1W  50.0
Anaximander              66.9N  51.3W  67.0
Anaximenes               72.5N  44.5W  80.0
Ansgarius                12.7S  79.7E  94.0
Apianus                  26.9S   7.9E  63.0
Apollonius                4.5N  61.1E  53.0
Archimedes               29.7N   4.0W  82.0
Aristillus               33.9N   1.2E  55.0
Aristoteles              50.2N  17.4E  87.0
Arnold                   66.8N  35.9E  94.0
Arzachel                 18.2S   1.9W  96.0
Atlas                    46.7N  44.4E  87.0

Baade                    44.8S  81.8W  55.0
Babbage                  59.7N  57.1W 143.0
Bacon                    51.0S  19.1E  69.0
Baillaud                 74.6N  37.5E  89.0
Bailly                   66.5S  69.1W 287.0
Balboa                   19.1N  83.2W  69.0
Balmer                   20.3S  69.8E 138.0
Banachiewicz              5.2N  80.1E  92.0
Barnard                  29.5S  85.6E 105.0
Barocius                 44.9S  16.8E  82.0
Barrow                   71.3N   7.7E  92.0
Bartels                  24.5N  89.8W  55.0
Beaumont                 18.0S  28.8E  53.0
Behaim                   16.5S  79.4E  55.0
Berosus                  33.5N  69.9E  74.0
Berzelius                36.6N  50.9E  50.0
Bettinus                 63.4S  44.8W  71.0
Biela                    54.9S  51.3E  76.0
Birmingham               65.1N  10.5W  92.0
Blancanus                63.8S  21.4W 117.0
Blanchinus               25.4S   2.5E  61.0
Boguslawsky              72.9S  43.2E  97.0
Bohr                     12.4N  86.6W  71.0
Bonpland                  8.3S  17.4W  60.0
Boole                    63.7N  87.4W  63.0
Boussingault             70.2S  54.6E 142.0
Brenner                  39.0S  39.3E  97.0
Brianchon                75.0N  86.2W 134.0
Buch                     38.8S  17.7E  53.0
Bullialdus               20.7S  22.2W  60.0
Bunsen                   41.4N  85.3W  52.0
Burckhardt               31.1N  56.5E  56.0
Büsching                 38.0S  20.0E  52.0
Byrd                     85.3N   9.8E  93.0
Byrgius                  24.7S  65.3W  87.0

Cabeus                   84.9S  35.5W  98.0
Cannon                   19.9N  81.4E  56.0
Capella                   7.5S  35.0E  90.0
Capuanus                 34.1S  26.7W  59.0
Carpenter                69.4N  50.9W  59.0
Casatus                  72.8S  29.5W 108.0
Cassini                  40.2N   4.6E  56.0
Catharina                18.1S  23.4E 104.0
Cavalerius                5.1N  66.8W  57.0
Cavendish                24.5S  53.7W  56.0
Chacornac                29.8N  31.7E  51.0
Challis                  79.5N   9.2E  55.0
Chevallier               44.9N  51.2E  52.0
Clairaut                 47.7S  13.9E  75.0
Clavius                  58.8S  14.1W 245.0
Cleomedes                27.7N  56.0E 125.0
Cleostratus              60.4N  77.0W  62.0
Colombo                  15.1S  45.8E  76.0
Condorcet                12.1N  69.6E  74.0
Copernicus                9.7N  20.1W 107.0
Curtius                  67.2S   4.4E  95.0
Cusanus                  72.0N  70.8E  63.0
Cuvier                   50.3S   9.9E  75.0
Cyrillus                 13.2S  24.0E  98.0

Dalton                   17.1N  84.3W  60.0
Darwin                   20.2S  69.5W 120.0
De La Rue                59.1N  52.3E 134.0
De Sitter                80.1N  39.6E  64.0
Delambre                  1.9S  17.5E  51.0
Demonax                  77.9S  60.8E 128.0
Desargues                70.2N  73.3W  85.0
Deslandres               33.1S   4.8W 256.0
Diana                    14.3N  35.7E  50.0
Doppelmayer              28.5S  41.4W  63.0
Drygalski                79.3S  84.9W 149.0
Dubyago                   4.4N  70.0E  51.0

Eddington                21.3N  72.2W 118.0
Einstein                 16.3N  88.7W 198.0
Endymion                 53.9N  57.0E 123.0
Epigenes                 67.5N   4.6W  55.0
Eratosthenes             14.5N  11.3W  58.0
Euctemon                 76.4N  31.3E  62.0
Eudoxus                  44.3N  16.3E  67.0

Fabricius                42.9S  42.0E  78.0
Faraday                  42.4S   8.7E  69.0
Fernelius                38.1S   4.9E  65.0
Firmicus                  7.3N  63.4E  56.0
Flammarion                3.4S   3.7W  74.0
Fourier                  30.3S  53.0W  51.0
Fra Mauro                 6.1S  17.0W 101.0
Fracastorius             21.5S  33.2E 112.0
Franklin                 38.8N  47.7E  56.0
Fraunhofer               39.5S  59.1E  56.0
Furnerius                36.0S  60.6E 135.0

Galvani                  49.6N  84.6W  80.0
Gärtner                  59.1N  34.6E 115.0
Gassendi                 17.6S  40.1W 101.0
Gauricus                 33.8S  12.6W  79.0
Gauss                    35.7N  79.0E 177.0
Geminus                  34.5N  56.7E  85.0
Gemma Frisius            34.2S  13.3E  87.0
Gerard                   44.5N  80.0W  90.0
Gibbs                    18.4S  84.3E  76.0
Gilbert                   3.2S  76.0E 112.0
Gill                     63.9S  75.9E  66.0
Goclenius                10.0S  45.0E  72.0
Goddard                  14.8N  89.0E  89.0
Goldschmidt              73.2N   3.8W 113.0
Grimaldi                  5.5S  68.3W 172.0
Gruemberger              66.9S  10.0W  93.0
Guericke                 11.5S  14.1W  63.0
Gum                      40.4S  88.6E  54.0
Gutenberg                 8.6S  41.2E  74.0

Hagecius                 59.8S  46.6E  76.0
Hahn                     31.3N  73.6E  84.0
Hainzel                  41.3S  33.5W  70.0
Hamilton                 42.8S  84.7E  57.0
Hanno                    56.3S  71.2E  56.0
Hartwig                   6.1S  80.5W  79.0
Hase                     29.4S  62.5E  83.0
Hausen                   65.0S  88.1W 167.0
Hayn                     64.7N  85.2E  87.0
Hecataeus                21.8S  79.4E 167.0
Hédervári                81.8S  84.0E  69.0
Hedin                     2.0N  76.5W 150.0
Heinsius                 39.5S  17.7W  64.0
Helmholtz                68.1S  64.1E  94.0
Heraclitus               49.2S   6.2E  90.0
Hercules                 46.7N  39.1E  69.0
Hermite                  86.0N  89.9W 104.0
Hevelius                  2.2N  67.6W 115.0
Hippalus                 24.8S  30.2W  57.0
Hipparchus                5.1S   5.2E 138.0
Hommel                   54.7S  33.8E 126.0
Hubble                   22.1N  86.9E  80.0
Huggins                  41.1S   1.4W  65.0
Humboldt                 27.0S  80.9E 189.0

Inghirami                47.5S  68.8W  91.0

J. Herschel              62.0N  42.0W 165.0
Jacobi                   56.7S  11.4E  68.0
Jansky                    8.5N  89.5E  72.0
Janssen                  45.4S  40.3E 199.0
Julius Caesar             9.0N  15.4E  90.0

Kaiser                   36.5S   6.5E  52.0
Kane                     63.1N  26.1E  54.0
Kästner                   6.8S  78.5E 108.0
Kiess                     6.4S  84.0E  63.0
Kircher                  67.1S  45.3W  72.0
Klaproth                 69.8S  26.0W 119.0
Krafft                   16.6N  72.6W  51.0

La Caille                23.8S   1.1E  67.0
La Pérouse               10.7S  76.3E  77.0
Lade                      1.3S  10.1E  55.0
Lagalla                  44.6S  22.5W  85.0
Lagrange                 32.3S  72.8W 225.0
Lamarck                  22.9S  69.8W 100.0
Lamé                     14.7S  64.5E  84.0
Lamont                    4.4N  23.7E 106.0
Langley                  51.1N  86.3W  59.0
Langrenus                 8.9S  61.1E 127.0
Lavoisier                38.2N  81.2W  70.0
Le Gentil                74.6S  75.7W 128.0
Le Monnier               26.6N  30.6E  60.0
Legendre                 28.9S  70.2E  78.0
Lehmann                  40.0S  56.0W  53.0
Letronne                 10.8S  42.5W 116.0
Lexell                   35.8S   4.2W  62.0
Licetus                  47.1S   6.7E  74.0
Lilius                   54.5S   6.2E  61.0
Lindenau                 32.3S  24.9E  53.0
Longomontanus            49.6S  21.8W 157.0
Lyapunov                 26.3N  89.3E  66.0
Lyot                     49.8S  84.5E 132.0

MacLaurin                 1.9S  68.0E  50.0
Macrobius                21.3N  46.0E  64.0
Maginus                  50.5S   6.3W 194.0
Malapert                 84.9S  12.9E  69.0
Mallet                   45.4S  54.2E  58.0
Manzinus                 67.7S  26.8E  98.0
Marinus                  39.4S  76.5E  58.0
Maurolycus               42.0S  14.0E 114.0
Mee                      43.7S  35.3W 126.0
Mercurius                46.6N  66.2E  67.0
Mersenius                21.5S  49.2W  84.0
Messala                  39.2N  60.5E 125.0
Metius                   40.3S  43.3E  87.0
Meton                    73.6N  18.8E 130.0
Miller                   39.3S   0.8E  61.0
Montanari                45.8S  20.6W  76.0
Moretus                  70.6S   5.8W 111.0
Mouchez                  78.3N  26.6W  81.0
Murchison                 5.1N   0.1W  57.0
Mutus                    63.6S  30.1E  77.0

Nasireddin               41.0S   0.2E  52.0
Nasmyth                  50.5S  56.2W  76.0
Neander                  31.3S  39.9E  50.0
Nearch                   58.5S  39.1E  75.0
Neison                   68.3N  25.1E  53.0
Neper                     8.5N  84.6E 137.0
Neumayer                 71.1S  70.7E  76.0
Newton                   76.7S  16.9W  78.0
Nobile                   85.2S  53.5E  73.0
Nonius                   34.8S   3.8E  69.0

Oenopides                57.0N  64.1W  67.0
Oken                     43.7S  75.9E  71.0
Olbers                    7.4N  75.9W  74.0
Orontius                 40.6S   4.6W 105.0

Parrot                   14.5S   3.3E  70.0
Pascal                   74.6N  70.3W 115.0
Peary                    88.6N  33.0E  73.0
Peirescius               46.5S  67.6E  61.0
Pentland                 64.6S  11.5E  56.0
Petavius                 25.1S  60.4E 188.0
Petermann                74.2N  66.3E  73.0
Phillips                 26.6S  75.3E 122.0
Philolaus                72.1N  32.4W  70.0
Phocylides               52.7S  57.0W 121.0
Piazzi                   36.6S  67.9W 134.0
Piccolomini              29.7S  32.2E  87.0
Pictet                   43.6S   7.4W  62.0
Pilâtre                  60.2S  86.9W  50.0
Pingré                   58.7S  73.7W  88.0
Pitatus                  29.9S  13.5W 106.0
Pitiscus                 50.4S  30.9E  82.0
Plato                    51.6N   9.4W 109.0
Plutarch                 24.1N  79.0E  68.0
Poncelet                 75.8N  54.1W  69.0
Pontanus                 28.4S  14.4E  57.0
Pontécoulant             58.7S  66.0E  91.0
Porter                   56.1S  10.1W  51.0
Posidonius               31.8N  29.9E  95.0
Proctor                  46.4S   5.1W  52.0
Ptolemaeus                9.3S   1.9W 164.0
Purbach                  25.5S   2.3W 115.0
Pythagoras               63.5N  63.0W 142.0

Rabbi Levi               34.7S  23.6E  81.0
Rayleigh                 29.3N  89.6E 114.0
Regiomontanus            28.3S   1.0W 108.0
Reichenbach              30.3S  48.0E  71.0
Repsold                  51.3N  78.6W 109.0
Réaumur                    2.4S   0.7E  52.0
Rheita                   37.1S  47.2E  70.0
Riccioli                  3.3S  74.6W 139.0
Riccius                  36.9S  26.5E  71.0
Riemann                  38.9N  86.8E 163.0
Rocca                    12.7S  72.8W  89.0
Rosenberger              55.4S  43.1E  95.0
Russell                  26.5N  75.4W 103.0

Sacrobosco               23.7S  16.7E  98.0
Santbech                 20.9S  44.0E  64.0
Sasserides               39.1S   9.3W  90.0
Saussure                 43.4S   3.8W  54.0
Scheiner                 60.5S  27.5W 110.0
Schickard                44.3S  55.3W 206.0
Schiller                 51.9S  39.0W 180.0
Schlüter                  5.9S  83.3W  89.0
Schomberger              76.7S  24.9E  85.0
Schorr                   19.5S  89.7E  53.0
Schubert                  2.8N  81.0E  54.0
Schumacher               42.4N  60.7E  60.0
Scoresby                 77.7N  14.1E  55.0
Scott                    82.1S  48.5E 103.0
Segner                   58.9S  48.3W  67.0
Short                    74.6S   7.3W  70.0
Simpelius                73.0S  15.2E  70.0
Snellius                 29.3S  55.7E  82.0
South                    58.0N  50.8W 104.0
Stadius                  10.5N  13.7W  69.0
Steinheil                48.6S  46.5E  67.0
Stevinus                 32.5S  54.2E  74.0
Stöfler                  41.1S   6.0E 126.0
Stokes                   52.5N  88.1W  51.0
Strabo                   61.9N  54.3E  55.0
Street                   46.5S  10.5W  57.0
Struve                   22.4N  77.1W 164.0
Sylvester                82.7N  79.6W  58.0

Taruntius                 5.6N  46.5E  56.0
Thebit                   22.0S   4.0W  56.0
Theophilus               11.4S  26.4E 110.0
Tycho                    43.4S  11.1W 102.0

Ulugh Beigh              32.7N  81.9W  54.0

Vasco da Gama            13.6N  83.9W  83.0
Vega                     45.4S  63.4E  75.0
Vendelinus               16.4S  61.6E 131.0
Vieta                    29.2S  56.3W  87.0
Vlacq                    53.3S  38.8E  89.0
Volta                    53.9N  84.4W 123.0
von Braun                41.1N  78.0W  60.0

W. Bond                  65.4N   4.5W 156.0
Walter (Walther)         33.1S   1.0E 128.0
Wargentin                49.6S  60.2W  84.0
Watt                     49.5S  48.6E  66.0
Weiss                    31.8S  19.5W  66.0
Werner                   28.0S   3.3E  70.0
Wilhelm                  43.4S  20.4W 106.0
Wilkins                  29.4S  19.6E  57.0
Wilson                   69.2S  42.4W  69.0
Wrottesley               23.9S  56.8E  57.0
Wurzelbauer              33.9S  15.9W  88.0

Xenophanes               57.5N  82.0W 125.0

Young                    41.5S  50.9E  71.0

Zach                     60.9S   5.3E  70.0
Zagut                    32.0S  22.1E  84.0
Zeno                     45.2N  72.9E  65.0
Zucchius                 61.4S  50.3W  64.0

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