Rima Suess

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Rima Suess

Lat: 6.7°N, Long: 48.2°W, Length: 165 km, Depth: km, Rükl: 29

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LO-IV-150H The prominent 8-km crater at the bottom is Suess B. The bright-haloed 2-km crater at top center is Marius V. Rima Suess is very faintly visible running south from near Marius V, and fading out to the northeast of Suess B (click on the image to see a larger version).


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Rima Suess

Additional Information

  • The most southern end of Rima Suess seems to be at 2°40' North / 45°25' West (see the "Big Shadows" WAC in the LROC Quickmap).
  • A curious elongated craterlet at 8°40' North/ 48°30' West (near the northern part of Rima Suess) is an interesting target for telescopic lunar observers and webcammers (see LPOD by Pavel Presnyakov). This elongated craterlet is also detectable on Chart 27 (page 67) in the 21st Century Atlas of the Moon (Wood/ Collins) at location 6-G. See also the Hi-Res scan of Lunar Orbiter 4's frame 150-h2 (lower part of photograph). Research Danny Caes
  • The most northern part of Rima Suess looks quite strange. A very "twisted" or "erratic" appearance! See: http://bit.ly/2zhY9jk


  • Named from nearby crater. (Suess)
  • Number 23 in Debra Hurwitz's Atlas and Catalog of Sinuous Rilles.
  • This name was, along with 55 others, approved in IAU Transactions XIXB (1985). The on-line IAU Planetary Gazetteer gives a map reference of "LOC-2", a "Lunar Planning Chart" prepared by the DMA in 1969 and covering the central part of the Moon (50° high in latitude by 100° wide in longitude). This map does not seem to be available online, and it is unclear if this name actually appears on it.
  • Rima Suess seems to have been an unknown formation during the preparation of the Times Atlas of the Moon (1969). It is not depicted on chart 37 of that atlas.- DannyCaes Nov 26, 2008
  • See the IAU Names Chronology for other IAU-approved names added after 1969.

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Not Dr. Suess Marius and its hills (plus Rima Suess area).