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Lat: 40.9°S, Long: 30.2°W, Diam: 27 km, Depth: 2.37 km, Rükl: 63

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Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Westfall, 2000: 2.37 km
  • Viscardy, 1985: 2 km

Clair-Obscur phenomenon

When the morning terminator runs at 24° west, one could observe a curious clair-obscur effect between Epimenides and Lacus Timoris.
It (the clair-obscur effect) looks like an equilateral triangle made of three bright starlike dots. - DannyCaes Nov 18, 2007


Epimenides of Knossos (Crete) was a semi-mythical 6th century BC Greek seer and philosopher-poet, who is said to have fallen asleep for fifty-seven years in a Cretian cave sacred to Zeus, after which he reportedly awoke with the gift of prophecy.

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