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Fahrenheit (at the SSE part of Mare Crisium)

(formerly Picard X)

Lat: 13.12°N, Long: 61.71°E, Diam: 6.65 km, Depth: 1.5 km, Rükl: 38

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LO-IV-191H The ridge below Fahrenheit is probably regarded as part of Dorsa Harker.


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  • Fahrenheit (Picard X) and the nearby ridge which could be part of Dorsa Harker are also seen in Apollo 17's panoramic ITEK-camera frames AS17-P-2228 and AS17-P-2223. In both frames, Fahrenheit is the crater with nearby ridge, located not far from the left margins.
    • Research: Danny Caes


(LAC zone 62B1) LAC map Geologic map LM map LTO map


Fahrenheit is a bowl-shaped crater at the south-southeastern part of Mare Crisium and a handy signpost to get the location of the much smaller crater Lev (about halfway between Fahrenheit and Mons Usov), very near the landing spot of Luna 24 (which is on the moon since 1976).



Additional Information


  • Named for Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit (1686-1736), a Dutch physicist.
  • This replacement name for a formerly lettered crater was introduced on LTO-62B1 (for which it served as the chart title). - Jim Mosher
  • Misspelled as Farenheit on Map 3 in The Hatfield Photographic Lunar Atlas (Springer, 1999).- DannyCaes Jan 26, 2013

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