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Meshcherskiy (crater)

Meshcherskiy is an impact crater that is located on the Moons far side, to the east-northeast of the larger Ostwald. To the east-southeast of Meshchersky is the crater Vetchinkin. It is a moderately worn crater formation with erosion along the So ...

Messala (crater)

Messala is a lunar impact crater of sufficient dimension to belong to the category of impact features known as walled plains. It is located in the northeastern part of the Moon, close enough to the rim to appear significantly foreshortened. Nearl ...

Messier (crater)

Messier is a relatively young lunar impact crater located on the Mare Fecunditatis. The crater has a discernible oblong shape that is not caused by foreshortening. The longer dimension is oriented in an east–west direction. Just to the West lies ...

Metius (crater)

Metius is a lunar impact crater located in the rugged highlands to the southeast of the Moons near side. To the southwest the rim is attached to the crater Fabricius. Offset to the west-northwest is the heavily worn crater Brenner. Further away t ...

Michelson (crater)

Michelson is a crater on the far side of the Moon. It lies along the northeastern outer rim of the huge walled plain Hertzsprung, and to the southwest of the crater Kolhorster. This is a heavily eroded crater formation with multiple impacts along ...

Milichius (crater)

Milichius is a bowl-shaped lunar impact crater that is located in the northern part of the Mare Insularum. To the southeast is the slightly larger Hortensius, a similar formation. Further away due east of Milichius is the prominent and well-known ...

Miller (crater)

Miller is a lunar impact crater that lies amidst the rugged terrain in the southern part of the Moon. It is attached to the northern rim of the smaller crater Nasireddin, and the outer rampart of the latter reaches almost to the central peak form ...

Millikan (crater)

Millikan is a lunar impact crater in the northern hemisphere of the Moons far side. It is located to the north of the crater H. G. Wells, and to the southwest of von Bekesy. The rim edge is roughly circular and Millikan clearly, but with some irr ...

Mills (crater)

Mills is a small crater that lies on the far side of the Moon. It is located to the northeast of Henderson and to the south of Kohlschutter. This is a subtle impact crater that is roughly circular in shape, with a slight outward bulge to the Nort ...

Milne (crater)

Milne is a large lunar crater that is located in the southern hemisphere on the far side of the Moon, named after the British mathematician and astrophysicist Edward Arthur Milne. It lies to the northeast of the Mare Australe, and southeast of La ...

Mineur (crater)

Mineur is a lunar impact crater that lies just to the northeast of the prominent crater Jackson on the far side of the Moon. Jackson lies at the center of a broad ray system, a portion of which covers Mineur. The closest other crater of note is C ...

Mitchell (crater)

Mitchell is a lunar impact crater, which is attached to the eastern rim of the larger and more prominent crater Aristoteles. It was named after American astronomer Maria Mitchell. The floor of Mitchell is rough and irregular, with a low central r ...

Mitra (crater)

Mitra is a lunar impact crater that is attached to the western outer rim of the larger crater Mach, on the far side of the Moon. Just to the west of Mitra is Bredikhin, and to the south-southeast lies Henyey. It is named after Sisir Kumar Mitra, ...

Mobius (crater)

Mobius is a lunar impact crater that is located on the Moons far side, beyond the eastern limb and northeast of the Mare Marginis. It lies less than one crater diameter to the northwest of the larger, 90-km-diameter Hertz, and just to the southea ...

Mohorovicic (crater)

Mohorovicic is a lunar impact crater that is located on the far side of the Moon. It lies to the southwest of the larger crater Doppler and the huge walled plain Korolev. To the southwest of Mohorovicic is a small lunar mare that has been named L ...

Moissan (crater)

Moissan is a lunar impact crater that is located on the far side of the Moon, within the west rim of the large crater Mendeleev, and due south of the similar-sized Bergman. The name crater was adopted by the IAU in 1976 and refers to the French c ...

Moltke (crater)

Moltke is a lunar impact crater near the southern edge of the Mare Tranquillitatis. It is a small, bowl-shaped crater surrounded by a bright halo of higher-albedo material. Just to the south lies the rille system named Rimae Hypatia. These follow ...

Monge (crater)

Monge is a lunar impact crater that lies along the southwestern edge of the Mare Fecunditatis. It was named after French mathematician Gaspard Monge. The outer rim is somewhat irregular in shape, with an outward bulge to the east and smaller bulg ...

Montanari (crater)

Montanari is a lunar impact crater. It is located to the west-southwest of the prominent ray crater Tycho, and is attached to the southern rim of the walled plain Wilhelm. Along the northwestern side is the crater remnant Lagalla, and just to the ...

Moore (lunar crater)

Moore is an impact crater that is located on the far side of the Moon. Like much of the far side, Moore is located in a region that has been saturated by impacts. Nearby craters of note are Larmor to the south-southwest, and Parsons about the sam ...

Morley (crater)

Morley is a small lunar impact crater that is located in the eastern part of the Moons near side, to the east of the Mare Fecunditatis. It was formerly a satellite crater of Maclaurin, being designated Maclaurin R, before being given its current ...

Morozov (crater)

Morozov is a lunar impact crater that is located on the far side of the Moon. It was named after Russian natural scientist Nikolai Morozov. It lies to the north of the crater Gregory and to the east-southeast of Ibn Firnas. Less than two crater d ...

Morse (crater)

Morse is a lunar impact crater that is located on the far side of the Moon and cannot be seen directly from the Earth. It lies about one crater diameter to the southwest of the larger Fitzgerald. To the west-northwest of Morse is Dante. This is a ...

Moseley (crater)

Moseley is a worn lunar impact crater that lies along the western limb of the Moon. It lies just to the south of the crater Bartels, and near the north-northeastern rim of Einstein. Due to its location, this crater is viewed side-on from Earth, a ...

Mosting (crater)

Mosting is a small lunar impact crater that is located in the southeastern fringes of the Mare Insularum. It was named after Danish benefactor Johan Sigismund von Mosting. The ruined crater Sommering lies to the northwest. To the southeast is the ...

Moulton (crater)

Moulton is a crater on the Moons far side, just beyond the south-southwestern limb as seen from the Earth. The crater is attached to the southern edge of Chamberlin, and it lies at the northern terminus of the Vallis Schrodinger. There is a cleft ...

Muller (lunar crater)

Muller is a lunar impact crater. It was named after Czech astronomer Karl Muller. It is located in the highlands near the center of the Moon, in the center of the triangle formed by the much larger craters Albategnius, Ptolemaeus, and Hipparchus. ...

Murakami (crater)

Murakami is an impact crater on the far side of the Moon. To the south-southeast is the crater Mariotte. Murakami partly overlaps the western rim of the satellite crater Mariotte Z. To the southeast of Murakami, and to the northeast of Mariotte, ...

Murchison (crater)

Murchison is a lunar impact crater on the north edge of the Sinus Medii. It was named in honour of the geologist Sir Roderick Murchison. It shares a section of rim with the crater Pallas. To the southeast on the mare is the circular crater Chladn ...

Mutus (crater)

Mutus is a lunar impact crater that is located in the rugged southern part of the Moon. It lies to the north-northeast of the larger crater Manzinus, and some distance to the south of Hommel. It is 78 kilometers in diameter and 3.7 kilometers dee ...

Nagaoka (crater)

Nagaoka is a lunar impact crater that lies to the southeast of the Mare Moscoviense, on the far side of the Moon. To the east of Nagaoka is the somewhat larger Konstantinov. It is a moderately eroded crater formation, with the satellite crater Na ...

Naonobu (crater)

Naonobu is a small lunar impact crater named after Japanese mathematician Ajima Naonobu. It is located on the eastern Mare Fecunditatis, to the northwest of the prominent crater Langrenus, and it forms a triple-crater formation with the adjacent ...

Nasireddin (crater)

Nasireddin is a lunar impact crater that lies in the rugged terrain in the southern part of the Moons near side. This crater overlaps two older formations, intruding into the crater Miller to the north and Huggins to the west. To the east of Nasi ...

Nasmyth (crater)

Nasmyth is a lunar impact crater located near the southwestern limb of the Moon. It is attached to the southeast rim of the flooded crater Wargentin, and the southern half is overlain by the larger Phocylides. Rim Nasmyth is worn and impacted in ...

Nassau (crater)

Nassau is a lunar impact crater on the Moons far side. It abuts against the northeastern rim of the figure-8-shaped crater Van de Graaff. To the southeast of Nassau lies the crater Leeuwenhoek, and to the east is Orlov. Nassau has a somewhat erod ...

Naumann (crater)

Naumann is a lunar impact crater located on the Oceanus Procellarum in the northwest sector of the Moon. It is a bowl-shaped, symmetrical crater with a relatively high-albedo rim. There are no notable impact craters overlaying the rim edge or the ...

Neander (crater)

Neander is a lunar impact crater that is located to the south of Mare Nectaris, in the southeastern part of the Moons near side. It was named after 16th century German mathematician Michael Neander. To the west-northwest lies the prominent crater ...

Nearch (crater)

Nearch is a lunar impact crater that is located in the southeastern part of the Moon, to the southeast of the crater Hommel. North of Nearch is Vlacq, and to the northeast lies Rosenberger. The crater is 76 kilometers in diameter and 2.9 kilomete ...

Necho (crater)

Necho is a lunar impact crater on the far side of the Moon, and therefore cannot be seen directly from the Earth. It lies to the northeast of the larger crater Langemak, about a crater diameter to the south-southwest of Becvae and further east is ...

Neper (crater)

Neper is an old lunar impact crater located near the eastern limb of the Moon. Due to its location the crater must be viewed during a suitable libration, and is very foreshortened. The crater lies on the south edge of Mare Marginis, to the east o ...

Neujmin (crater)

Neujmin is a lunar impact crater on the Moons far side. It is nearly attached to the west-southwest of the smaller crater Waterman, and lies to the southwest of the prominent Tsiolkovskiy. This undermined the formation of a crater that has been s ...

Newcomb (lunar crater)

Newcomb is a lunar impact crater that is located in the rugged Montes Taurus mountain range, to the east of the Mare Serenitatis. It lies to the northeast of the prominent crater Romer, and north-northwest of Macrobius. This crater has a sharp an ...

Nicholson (lunar crater)

Nicholson is a lunar impact crater located at the western limb. In this position it is subject to libration, which can limit observation. The crater is also viewed at a very oblique angle, so it is seen from the side when observed from the Earth. ...

Nicolai (crater)

Nicolai is a lunar impact crater that is located in the southern hemisphere of the Moon, in a region that is less disturbed by significant impacts than most of the highlands. The nearest craters of note are Spallanzani to the south, and the much ...

Nicollet (crater)

Nichollet is a small, isolated lunar impact crater on the Mare Nubium, a lunar mare in the southwest quadrant of the Moon. It was named after French astronomer Joseph Nicollet. This crater is located to the north of the crater Pitatus, about midw ...

Nielsen (crater)

Nielsen is a lunar impact crater on the Oceanus Procellarum. It is located north-east of Montes Agricola on the western hemisphere of the Moon. To the east-southeast is the crater Wollaston. Nielsen bowl-shaped formation that lies astride a small ...

Nijland (crater)

Nijland is a relatively small impact crater on the far side of the Moon. This is a relatively isolated crater that is surrounded by impacted surface with smaller craters. The nearest significant crater is Kurchatov to the northeast. More than 100 ...

Nikolaev (crater)

Nikolaev is a crater on the far side of the Moon. It is located north of the Mare Moscoviense and south of the larger crater Von Neumann. Because it is on the far side of the Moon, it is not visible from Earth. It is named after the Soviet cosmon ...

Nikolya (crater)

Nikolya is a tiny crater on the Moon. It is near the site where Soviet lunar rover Lunokhod 1 landed in November 1970, in the Mare Imbrium region. Its diameter is 0.12 km. The name Nikolya does not refer to a specific person, it is a male name of ...

Nishina (crater)

Nishina is the remnant of a lunar impact crater that is located in the southern hemisphere on the far side of the Moon. It lies to the south-southwest of the crater Maksutov, to the southeast of Finsen and Leibniz. The edges of this formation was ...