Meton (crater)

Meton is a compound formation on the Moon that consists of several merged crater rings that have been flooded with lava, forming the remnant of a walled plain in the shape of a clover leaf. It is located near the northern lunar lumb, and is viewed from a low angle and foreshortened. The crater Barrow is attached to the southwest rim. To the northwest is Scoresby crater, and to the east is Baillaud and Euctemon craters.

General characteristics
Latitude 73.8° N
Longitude 19.2° E
Diameter 122 km
Depth 2.6 km
Colongitude   338° at sunrise
Eponym Meton
References See listing

Name Author: Riccioli (1651)

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 Meton crater.

Meton Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 73.3° N 31.3° E 14 km
B 71.2° N 18.0° E 6 km
C 70.6° N 19.0° E 77 km
D 72.2° N 24.7° E 78 km
E 75.3° N 15.3° E 42 km
F 72.0° N 14.2° E 51 km
G 72.9° N 28.4° E 10 km
W 67.4° N 17.3° E 7 km

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