Crater Mound

Manilius (crater)

Manilius is a lunar impact crater on the northeast edge of Mare Vaporum. It has a well-defined rim with a sloping inner surface that run directly down to the ring-shaped mound of scree along the base, and a small outer rampart. The small crater interior has a higher albedo than the surroundings, and it appears bright when the sun is overhead. Within the crater is a central peak formation near the mid-point. The crater also possesses a ray system that extends for a distance of over 300 kilometers.

Satellite craters

By convention these features are identified on lunar maps by placing the letter on the side of the crater mid-point that is closest to Manilius crater.

Manilius Latitude Longitude Diameter
B 16.6° N 7.3° E 6 km
C 12.1° N 10.4° E 7 km
D 13.2° N 7.0° E 5 km
E 18.3° N 6.4° E 49 km
G 15.5° N 9.7° E 5 km
H 17.8° N 8.6° E 3 km
K 11.9° N 11.2° E 3 km
T 13.4° N 10.6° E 4 km
U 13.8° N 10.8° E 4 km
W 13.4° N 12.9° E 4 km
X 14.4° N 13.4° E 3 km
Z 16.4° N 11.7° E 3 km

The following craters have been renamed by the IAU.


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