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Lat: 4.2°N, Long: 13.7°E, Diam: 13 km, Depth: 2.27 km, Rükl: 34

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LO-IV-090H The 4-km crater in the upper right is Whewell A.


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- Although there's nothing in the LPI's search list for orbital Apollo photographs of Whewell and nearby craters Cayley and De Morgan, these craters were captured on several frames of Apollo 16's north-looking metric/mapping Fairchild camera, such as frame AS16-M-0831. In this frame, Whewell and its surrounding craters are visible near the central part of the curved horizon.
- Research: Danny Caes


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Description: Elger

(IAU Directions) WHEWELL.--Another bright little ring, about 3 miles in diameter, some distance to the W. of De Morgan and Cayley.

Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Arthur, 1974: 2.27 km
  • Westfall, 2000: 2.27 km
  • Viscardy, 1985: 2.3 km
  • From the shadows in LO-IV-090H, Whewell is up to 2400 m deep. Whewell A is about 700 m deep. - Jim Mosher


William Whewell (May 24, 1794 – March 6, 1866) was an English polymath, scientist, Anglican priest, philosopher, theologian, and historian of science.

LPOD Articles

How Deep is that Hole?
A Russian Masterpiece (Whewell near the lower right corner).


A Portfolio of Lunar Drawings (Harold Hill), page 5 (the Ariadaeus rille).