Lacus Solitudinis

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Lacus Solitudinis, immediately south of Bowditch

Lat: 27.8°S, Long: 104.3°E, Diam: 139 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside)

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left: //Clementine. right: LROC . Lacus Solitudinis is the concave dark formation at center of image. Bowditch crater at top


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  • Apollo 8's orbital Hasselblad AS08-12-2195 shows a rather distant view of Lacus Solitudinis and adjacent crater Bowditch.
  • Apollo 15's oblique south-looking orbital Fairchild metric/mapping camera frame AS15-M-2498 shows much of Lacus Solitudinis's southern half at the foreground (the dark region nearby).
  • Lacus Solitudinis is also recognizable in the series of TEC-photographs made during Apollo 17 (A17 Revolution TE).
  • Research orbital Apollo photography: Danny Caes


(LAC zone 100C1) LTO map


Description: Wikipedia

Lacus Solitudinis

Additional Information

  • Lacus Solitudinis and nearby crater Bowditch are described and depicted in APOLLO OVER THE MOON: A VIEW FROM ORBIT, Chapter 7: Unusual Features (Part 1), Figure 230.


  • "Lake of Solitude".
  • The name Lacus Solitudinis sounds a bit like Palus Solitatis, which could have been the official name of the low-albedo region near crater Andersson, at centre of the Mendel-Rydberg Basin. Unfortunately, this name was not approved by the IAU. See page Luna Incognita.

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