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Lat: 55.6°N, Long: 99.6°W, Diam: 56 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside)

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Left: Clementine image from PDS Map-A-Planet. Right: Colo-coded Lac 21 from USGS Digital Atlas
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LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images

  • Cannizzaro is detectable in Lunar Orbiter IV's frame LO-IV-190-med, on the southern part of Poczobutt's floor (in this photograph not far from the local morning terminator).
  • Research Lunar Orbiter IV photography: Danny Caes


(LAC zone 21D2) USGS Digital Atlas PDF


Cannizzaro lies on the south-western rim of Poczobutt crater -- a 195 kilometre-wide crater of the pre-Nectarian period (~ 4.6 to 3.92 bn years), and west of both Basins Procellarum and Imbrium respectively. The crater itself looks very worn with nearly every portion of its rim affected by either smaller impacts craters, wall collapse, or more importantly, ejecta deposits from the Imbrium Basin nearby. These events have thus softened its overall appearance, and implied a contraint as to its exact age. The floor of the crater has, undoubtedly, received its fair portion of this said ejecta, leaving both a half-buried hill (or peak) in the centre exposed, along with numerous impacts in its surrounds that look relatively fresh.- JohnMoore2

Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information


  • Named for Stanislao Cannizzaro (1826-1910), an Italian chemist.
  • Cannizzaro was in the long list of farside names approved by the IAU in 1970 and published in Menzel, 1971.
  • Although Cannizzaro is a crater of 56 km diameter on the southern part of the degraded walled plain Poczobutt, its name (-Cannizzaro-) was not printed on LAC 21 (page 43) in the Clementine Atlas of the Moon (first edition of 2004).

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