Middle Crescent

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Middle Crescent (Apollo 12 site craterlet name)

Lat: 3.2°S, Long: 23.4°W, Diam: 0 km, Depth: km, Rükl: 42

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LO-III-153M The crater labeled "Crescent" is actually "Middle Crescent", which lies at the middle of a larger set of craters referred to collectively as Crescent.


LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images
AS12-46-6841 is a remarkable example of the lunar "Heiligenschein" (Retro-Reflection) on the floor of Middle Crescent. The haze-like smudge in the centre of the photograph is due to dust on the Hasselblad-camera's lens. Note the long shadows of astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean. - DannyCaes Jan 31, 2008
This photograph is part of a panoramic view (AS12-46-6836 to AS12-46-6844).


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Description: Wikipedia

Middle Crescent

Additional Information


Astronaut-named feature, Apollo 12 site.

According to the explanation of the name in IAU Transactions XVIB, the rim of Middle Crescent was the farthest stop from the Lunar Module on the first EVA.

LPOD Articles


EXPLORING THE MOON; The Apollo Expeditions (David M. Harland, Springer - 1999).