The rim of Humboldt is low, worn, and irregular in outline. The central peak forms a range on the crater floor. The floor surface contains a network of clefts forming a pattern of radial spokes and concentric arcs. There are also some dark patches located near the walls to the northeast, northwest, and southeast. There is a chain of craters leading from the northwest crater rim to a distance almost as long as the crater is wide. This formation has the designation Catena Humboldt.
Due to its location near the lunar limb, little detail was known about this crater until it was photographed by orbiting spacecraft.
|B||30.9° S||83.7° E||21 km|
|N||26.0° S||80.5° E||14 km|