Clavius (crater)

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Clavius is one of the largest crater formations on the Moon and the second largest crater on the visible near side (very close in size to Deslandres). It is located in the rugged southern highlands of the Moon, to the south of the prominent ray crater Tycho. It is named for the Jesuit priest Christopher Clavius.

Quick facts: Coordinates, Diameter, Depth, Colongitude, Ep...
LROC image NASA photo.
(South up)
Coordinates58.4°S 14.4°W / -58.4; -14.4
Diameter231 km (144 mi)
Depth3.5 km (2.2 mi)
Colongitude15° at sunrise
EponymChristoph Klau
Earth-based view of Clavius
(North up)
Lunar Orbiter 4 view of Clavius