Hippocrates (crater)

Hippocrates is a lunar crater on the far side of the Moon. It is located in the northern region of the lunar surface, to the north of Stebbins crater. To the southwest of Hippocrates are Kirkwood and the large Sommerfeld craters.

This is a relatively old formation that has become worn and eroded due to subsequent impacts. The general outline of the outer rim is still visible, but it is overlaid along the eastern edge by a smaller crater. There is also a small craterlet along the western edge. The inner wall is marked by a number of tiny craterlets, and is slightly wider at the southern edge with a ridge-like projection. The interior floor is level and almost featureless, with only a few tiny craterlets to mark the surface.

General characteristics
Latitude 70.7° N
Longitude 145.9° W
Diameter 60 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude   148° at sunrise
Eponym Hippocrates
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 Hippocrates crater.

Hippocrates Latitude Longitude Diameter
Q 69.0° N 148.0° W 35 km

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