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Lat: 19.4°S, Long: 13.9°E, Diam: 44 km, Depth: 3.51 km, Rükl: 56

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- Geber was also captured on several frames made by the southward looking mapping/metric Fairchild camera of Apollo 16, such as frame AS16-M-0701, which shows Geber near the central part of the depicted curved horizon.
- Research: Danny Caes


(LAC zone 96A1) LAC map Geologic map


Description: Elger

(IAU Directions) GEBER.--A bright ring-plain, 25 miles in diameter, S. of Almanon, with a regular border, rising to a height on the E. of nearly 9,000 feet above the floor. There is a small crater on the crest of the S. wall, and another on the N. A ring-plain about 8 miles in diameter adjoins the formation on the N.W. According to Neison, there is a feeble central hill, which, however, is not shown by Schmidt.

Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Westfall, 2000: 3.51 km
  • Viscardy, 1985: 3.51 km


Jabir ibn Aflah (Geber) (unknown-circa 1145) was a Spanish-Arab astronomer.
Not to be confused with Jabir ibn Hayyan (also known as Geber). ibn Hayyan was the LTO-name for Zwicky N on the moon's farside.
See also the Pseudo-Geber problem.

LPOD Articles


A Portfolio of Lunar Drawings (Harold Hill), pages 178, 179 (last stages of illumination on Geber, Almanon, and Abulfeda).