Rabbi Levi

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Rabbi Levi

Lat: 34.7°S, Long: 23.6°E, Diam: 81 km, Depth: 2.48 km, Rükl: 67, pre-Nectarian

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Description: Elger

(IAU Directions) RABBI LEVI.--A larger but less obvious formation than either of its neighbours, Zagut and Lindenau, abutting on the S. side of them. It is about 55 miles in diameter, and is enclosed by a border somewhat difficult to trace in its entirety, except under oblique light. There are some large craters within it, of which one on the N. side of the floor is especially prominent.

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Rabbi Levi

Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Westfall, 2000: 2.48 km
  • Cherrington, 1969: 3.65 km


  • Levi ben Gershon (1288-1344), better known as Gersonides, was a famous French rabbi, philosopher, mathematician, astronomer. Gersonides wrote Book of Numbers in 1321 dealing with arithmetical operations, including extraction of roots. He is also credited invariably to have invented the Jacob's staff, an instrument to measure the angular distance between celestial objects.
  • The row of craters which connect Rabbi Levi and Gemma Frisius (west of Rabbi Levi) was once known as The Link. This name (nickname) appeared on a moonmap which was included in the LPOD of February 11, 2004.
  • Erroneously printed as "Rabi Levi" (1 "b" instead of 2) on page 39 (chart 13) in Chuck Wood's and Maurice Collins's 21st Century Atlas of the Moon (2012).- DannyCaes Jan 21, 2013

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A Portfolio of Lunar Drawings (Harold Hill), pages 196, 197.