List of craters on the Moon

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Crater Tycho taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.[1]

This is a list of named lunar craters. The large majority of these features are impact craters. The crater nomenclature is governed by the International Astronomical Union, and this listing only includes features that are officially recognized by that scientific society.

List of craters on the Moon
A · B · C · D · E · F · G · H · I · J · K · L · M · N · O · P · Q · R · S · T · U · V · W · X · Y · Z


The lunar craters are listed in the following subsections. Where a formation has associated satellite craters, these are detailed on the main crater description pages.


Lunar craters are listed alphabetically on the following partial lists:

Prominent craters

Locations and diameters of some prominent craters on the near side of the Moon:

See also


  1. ^ "Using the Moon as a mirror — Hubble to watch transit of Venus in reflected light". ESA/Hubble Picture of the Week. Retrieved 8 May 2012.

The following sources were used as references on the individual crater pages.

  • Andersson, L. E.; Whitaker, E. A. (1982). NASA Catalogue of Lunar Nomenclature. NASA RP-1097.
  • Blue, Jennifer (July 25, 2007). "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature". USGS. Retrieved 2007-08-05.
  • Bussey, B.; Spudis, P. (2004). The Clementine Atlas of the Moon. New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-81528-2.
  • Cocks, Elijah E.; Cocks, Josiah C. (1995). Who's Who on the Moon: A Biographical Dictionary of Lunar Nomenclature. Tudor Publishers. ISBN 0-936389-27-3.
  • McDowell, Jonathan (July 15, 2007). "Lunar Nomenclature". Jonathan's Space Report. Retrieved 2007-10-24.
  • Menzel, Donald H. (February 1971). "Final Report on NGR 22-007-194, Lunar Nomenclature" (PDF). NASA. Retrieved 2008-08-07.
  • Menzel, D. H.; Minnaert, M.; Levin, B.; Dollfus, A.; Bell, B. (1971). "Report on Lunar Nomenclature by The Working Group of Commission 17 of the IAU". Space Science Reviews. 12 (2): 136. Bibcode:1971SSRv...12..136M. doi:10.1007/BF00171763.
  • Moore, Patrick (2001). On the Moon. Sterling Publishing Co. ISBN 0-304-35469-4.
  • Price, Fred W. (1988). The Moon observer's handbook. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-33500-0.
  • Rükl, Antonín (1990). Atlas of the Moon. Kalmbach Books. ISBN 0-913135-17-8.
  • Webb, Rev. T. W. (1962). Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes (6th revised ed.). Dover. ISBN 0-486-20917-2.
  • Whitaker, Ewen A. (1999). Mapping and Naming the Moon. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-62248-4.
  • Wlasuk, Peter T. (2000). Observing the Moon. Springer. ISBN 1-85233-193-3.

External links

The following reference sites were also used during the assembly of the crater information.

  • Astronomica Langrenus — Italian Lunar Web Site
  • Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
  • Lunar Atlases at the Lunar & Planetary Institute
    • Digital Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon
  • Lunar Nomenclature
  • Lunar Photo of the Day by Charles A. Wood et al.
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