Smith (lunar crater)

Smith crater Scobee crater 5030 h2.jpg
Oblique Lunar Orbiter 5 image of Smith (upper left) and Scobee (lower right)
Coordinates31°36′S 150°12′W / 31.6°S 150.2°W / -31.6; -150.2Coordinates: 31°36′S 150°12′W / 31.6°S 150.2°W / -31.6; -150.2
Diameter34 km
Colongitude150° at sunrise
EponymMichael J. Smith

Smith is a lunar impact crater that is located within the huge walled plain Apollo, on the far side of the Moon. This crater is attached to the west-southwestern outer rim of Scobee and it overlies the northern edge of the inner mountain ring within Apollo. To the north lies Barringer.

This crater is roughly circular and bowl-shaped, with a mildly worn outer rim. Some piles of scree lie along the base of the inner wall in the northern part of the crater. The interior floor is relatively featureless, with a small hill at the midpoint of the crater.


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