Kiva (Apollo 16 site craterlet name)
Lat: 8.6°S, Long: 15.5°E, Diam: 1 km, Depth: km, Rükl: 45
The Landing Site Name "Kiva" is plotted on Site Traverses chart 78D2S2.
(no Wikipedia page for Apollo 16's crater Kiva).
It is perhaps possible to observe Kiva through very powerful telescopes, or to make digital webcam photographs of it (also through powerful telescopes). Kiva has the same diameter as its northeastern neighbour North Ray Crater, and should be observed during the hours when there's enough shadow on its inner slopes (as seen in the orbital photograph above). The albedo of Kiva is rather low, and because of this it is not observable during Full Moon. North Ray Crater on the other hand is a very easy observer's target just before, during, and after Full Moon!- DannyCaes Apr 25, 2010
Astronaut-named feature, Apollo 16 site.
Kiva: southwest of North Ray crater, named after the Pueblo Indian architectural structure which is usually round.
David M. Harland: EXPLORING THE MOON, the Apollo expeditions.
Eric M. Jones: APOLLO LUNAR SURFACE JOURNAL (ALSJ).