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Lat: 24.56°N, Long: 10.99°E, Diam: 0.5 km, Depth: 0.07 km, Rükl: 23



Left: Topophotomap 42A4S1(10) detail; based on AS15-P-9350
Right: LROC NAC image M104447576LC


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A small bowl-shaped crater at the tip of the western arm of the peculiar volcanic (?) feature Aratus CA.


Additional Information

  • IAU page: Yoshi
  • Yoshi is a typical small crater 0.54 km in diameter and it is plotted on Topophotomap 42A4S1(10) at 24.5535°N, 10.9784°E. The depth of 74 m given on the title line is read from the Topophotomap.
    - Jim Mosher


Japanese male name.
  • Yoshi is a Minor Feature. The name was originally intended only for use in describing positions on Topophotomap 42A4S1(10) (the only map on which it appears). Along with many other minor features, it was added to the lexicon of IAU Nomenclature in 1976.

LPOD Articles


Greeley, R. (1976). Photogeology of Aratus CA, Mare Serenitatis. Abstracts of the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 7 (2): 331.
Apollo Over the Moon, Chapter 7: Unusual Features (Part 1), Figure 223 (Aratus CA).

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