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Epimenides is a lunar crater that is located in the southwestern part of the Moon's near side, just to the east of the Hainzel crater formation. Just to the north and northeast is Lacus Timoris, a small lunar mare.

The outer rim of this crater is roughly circular, but uneven due to the irregular terrain in which it is located. The southern edge is distended where a smaller formation has overlapped the side. The interior floor is relatively level and featureless.

General characteristics
Latitude 40.9° S
Longitude 30.2° W
Diameter 27 km
Depth 2.1 km
Colongitude   30° at sunrise
Eponym Epimenides
References See listing

Satellite craters

By convention these features are identified on lunar maps by placing the letter on the side of the crater mid-point that is closest to Epimenides crater.

Epimenides Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 43.2° S 30.1° W 15 km
B 41.6° S 28.8° W 10 km
C 42.3° S 27.5° W 4 km
S 41.6° S 29.3° W 26 km


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