Hesiodus (crater)

Hesiodus is a lunar impact crater located on the southern fringes of Mare Nubium, to the northwest of Pitatus crater. Starting near the northwest rim of Hesiodus is the wide cleft named Rima Hesiodus. This rille runs 300 km east-southeastward to the Palus Epidemiarum

The low rim of Hesiodus crater is heavily worn, with the southwest rim being slightly intruded upon by Hesodius A. The later is an unusual circular crater with a concentric inner wall. To the southeast, a cleft in the wall of Hesiodus joins the crater to Pitatus crater.

Inside Hesiodus, the floor is flooded and relatively flat. It lacks a central peak, and, instead, a small impact crater Hesiodus D lies at the middle.

General characteristics
Latitude 29.4° S
Longitude 16.3° W
Diameter 43 km
Depth 1.4 km
Colongitude   16° at sunrise
Eponym Hesiod
References See listing
Name Author: Mädler (1837)

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 Hesiodus crater.

Hesiodus Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 30.1° S 17.0° W 15 km
B 27.1° S 17.5° W 10 km
D 29.3° S 16.4° W 5 km
E 27.8° S 15.3° W 3 km
X 27.3° S 16.2° W 24 km
Y 28.3° S 17.2° W 17 km
Z 28.7° S 19.4° W 4 km

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