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Agrippa is a lunar impact crater that is located at the southeast edge of the Mare Vaporum. It is located to the north of the Godin crater, and the irregular Tempel crater formation lies just to the east.

The rim of Agrippa has an unusual shape, resembling the form of a shield with a rounded southern rim and a more angular northern half. The interior is somewhat irregular, with a central rise at the mid-point. The crater is associated with a ray system that extends for a distance of about 270 kilometers.

To the north and northeast, the rille designated Rima Ariadaeus follows a course to the east-southeast, reaching the western edge of Mare Tranquillitatis.

General characteristics
Latitude 4.1° N
Longitude 10.5° E
Diameter 44 km
Depth 3.1 km
Colongitude   350° at sunrise
Eponym Agrippa
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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 Agrippa crater.

Agrippa Latitude Longitude Diameter
B 6.2° N 9.4° E 4 km
D 3.8° N 6.7° E 20 km
E 5.2° N 8.5° E 5 km
F 4.4° N 11.4° E 6 km
G 3.9° N 6.2° E 13 km
H 4.8° N 10.7° E 6 km
S 5.3° N 8.9° E 32 km

see also: The Solar System

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