Sniadecki (crater)


Coordinates 22°30′S 168°54′W / 22.5°S 168.9°W / -22.5; -168.9Coordinates: 22°30′S 168°54′W / 22.5°S 168.9°W / -22.5; -168.9
Diameter 43 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 169° at sunrise
Eponym Jan Śniadecki
Clementine mosaic

Sniadecki is a lunar impact crater on the far side of the Moon. This is a circular, bowl-shaped feature that is not overlain by any significant impacts. However the larger satellite crater Sniadecki Q is attached to the southwestern outer rim and has disrupted the rim edge somewhat. There is also a small crater attached to the western outer rim.

To the northeast of Sniadecki is a small lunar mare feature that has been designated Lacus Oblivionis. To the northwest of Sniadecki is the crater Bok.

Satellite craters

By convention these features are identified on lunar maps by placing the letter on the side of the crater midpoint that is closest to Sniadecki.

Sniadecki Latitude Longitude Diameter
F 22.4° S 166.9° W 12 km
J 24.7° S 166.9° W 27 km
Q 23.0° S 170.1° W 77 km
Y 21.1° S 169.3° W 35 km


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