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Lat: 19.0°N, Long: 148.2°E, Diam: 33 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside)

external image normal_leonov-clem1.jpgLeonov.jpg
left: Clementine . right: LROC . Leonov lies right on top of Mare Moscoviense basin southern rim ( the floor of which is seen on the upper left sector of the image).


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- Leonov was also photographed during the mission of Apollo 13. It (the crater called Leonov) is noticeable between the upper left corner and central part of frame AS13-60-8647.
- Research: Danny Caes


(LAC zone 48C3) USGS Digital Atlas PDF


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Additional Information

On the farside map of Hallwag, a large and distinct (unnamed) crater was depicted northwest of Leonov (at the southern part of Mare Moscoviense).- DannyCaes Apr 9, 2011


  • Named for Aleksey Arkhipovich Leonov (1934-Live), a Soviet cosmonaut.This is one of the few lunar features that was named for a living person.
  • This name is one of twelve honoring living U.S. and Soviet astronauts and cosmonauts approved by the IAU in 1970 and published in Menzel, 1971.

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