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Strabo (and Thales west of it)

Lat: 61.9°N, Long: 54.3°E, Diam: 55 km, Depth: 3.3 km, Rükl: 6,, Nectarian

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Strabo is the larger one of the depicted couple of craters. The small one is Thales.


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Description: Elger

(IAU Directions) STRABO.--A small walled-plain, 32 miles in diameter, connected with the N. border of De La Rue.

Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Westfall, 2000: 4.42 km
  • Cherrington, 1969: 3.81 km


  • Strabo (63/64 BC – ca. AD 24) was a Greek historian, geographer and philosopher. He is mostly famous for his 17-volume work Geographica, which presented a descriptive history of people and places from different regions of the world known to his era.
  • Crater Strabo A was called Abineri by Hugh Percy Wilkins and Patrick Moore (see their book THE MOON), but the I.A.U. did not accept that name. Abineri is a contemporary English selenographer.
  • de Ulloa (plate T. LXXIII) (name first used by Van Langren). This formation is limbward of Schröter's "Thales", which in turn appears to be the modern Strabo. Schröter's "de Ulloa" is most likely Antonio de Ulloa (1716–1795) who participated in the French expedition to Ecuador to measure the length of an arc of the terrestrial meridian. Van Langren's "de Ulloa" might possibly be Francisco de Ulloa an earlier Spanish explorer. Research Jim Mosher and Danny Caes

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Strabo A ("Abineri"): THE MOON by H.P.Wilkins and P.Moore.