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Lat: 28.0°S, Long: 149.7°W, Diam: 68 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside)

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LO-V-030H Barringer is on the north rim of the Apollo impact basin. The 19-km diameter crater partially visible in the upper right corner is Barringer C. The remainder of the features are unnamed.


LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images Apollo Images

  • Frame 31, made by Zond 8, shows Barringer near the frame's lower right corner. Barringer is the pronounced crater with central peak.
    • Research: Danny Caes


(LAC zone 106D4) USGS Digital Atlas PDF


Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information


  • Named for Daniel Moreau Barringer (1860-1929) an American engineer and geologist. Barringer is best known for his persistent arguments that what is now known as Meteor (or Barringer) Crater in Arizona (but then known as Coon Butte) was caused by the impact of an iron metorite and his attempts to exploit the site commercially. Barringer's conclusions contradicted those of the eminent American geologist G. K. Gilbert, who was, ironically, an early advocate of the impact theory of lunar cratering.

LPOD Articles


About Daniel Moreau Barringer and the Barringer crater:
- THE FALLEN SKY; An Intimate History Of Shooting Stars (Christopher Cokinos, Tarcher/Penguin, 2009).

Daniel Moreau Barringer in the Sourcebook Project (William R. Corliss)

- In Rare Halos, Mirages, Anomalous Rainbows, and related electromagnetic phenomena (1984) :
  • GEL1-R23: Note on the 'Green Flash' (D. Moreau Barringer, Popular Astronomy, 1949). GEL1: Puzzling Features of the Green Flash.