(formerly Gioja B)
Lat: 88.6°N, Long: 33.0°E, Diam: 73 km, Depth: 2.71 km, Rükl 4, pre-Nectarian
LOIV 104 H3 Peary is the irregularly shaped crater near the center of the image. The large crater straddling the lower margin is Byrd. Several of the smaller craters also have IAU names.
LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images
(LAC zone 1A1) USGS Digital Atlas PDF Lunar Orbiter version
- Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
- Cherrington, 1969: 2.71 km
- The Moon's north pole (rotation axis) appears to be just outside the rim of Peary.
- Named for Robert Edwin Peary (May 6, 1856 – February 20, 1920), an American explorer who claimed to have been the first person, on April 6, 1909, to reach the geographic North Pole.
- Name originally proposed by Wilkins and Moore but not approved by IAU; shifted to a different crater in Rectified Lunar Atlas (1963) and approved by IAU in 1964 (Whitaker, 1999, p235).
L88: Difficult-to-observe polar crater.
Wood, C.A. 7/2005. Polar Pleasures. S&T 110(1):62-63