Airy (lunar crater)


Airy (lunar crater)

lunar crater data
latitude=18.1
N_or_S=S
longitude=5.7
E_or_W=E
diameter=37 km
depth=1.8 km
colong=354
eponym=George B. Airy

Airy is a lunar impact crater located in the southern highlands. It forms the southern-most member of a chain of craters consisting of Vogel, Argelander, and Airy. A little further to the south lies Donati. Airy has a worn, and somewhat polygonal rim that it broken at the northern and southern ends. It has an irregular floor and a central peak.

atellite 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 Airy.

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