is a lunar impact crater
that lies on the far side
of the Moon
. It forms a pair with Lebedinskiy crater
, which is attached to the eastern rim. There are no other named craters of note in the immediate vicinity, although the immense Korolev walled-plain
lies further to the southeast.
The rim of Zhukovskiy crater has become somewhat eroded, particularly at the northern and southern extremes. The interior floor is relatively level, although a small but prominent crater occupies part of the southern half.
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 Zhukovskiy crater.