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Strabo is a lunar crater that is located near the northeast rim of the Moon. At this angle the crater appears oval in shape due to foreshortening. It is attached to the north rim of the De La Rue walled-plain remnant. To the west is the smaller Thales crater. To the north is a chain of three comparably-sized craters designated 'Strabo L, 'Strabo B', and 'Strabo N'.

The inner rim of Strabo is terraced, with a small crater laying across the eastern wall. The interior has been flooded in the past by lava, and is now relatively flat.

General characteristics
Latitude 61.9° N
Longitude 54.3° E
Diameter 55 km
Depth 3.8 km
Colongitude   307° at sunrise
Eponym Strabo
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 Strabo crater.

Strabo Latitude Longitude Diameter
B 64.6° N 55.5° E 23 km
C 67.1° N 59.3° E 17 km
L 64.2° N 53.4° E 26 km
N 64.8° N 57.8° E 25 km

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