Christopher Columbus - Columbo Crater
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 36.307 W 090° 14.583
15S E 740071 N 4276562
Quick Description: Columbo Crater is a lunar crater named after Christopher Columbus. The statue of Christopher Columbus is located in Tower Grove Park in St. Louis.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 7/1/2008 6:30:15 PM
Waymark Code: WM43E8
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:
"Crater characteristics
Coordinates 15.1° N, 45.8° E
Diameter 76 km
Depth 2.4 km
Colongitude 315° at sunrise
Eponym Christopher Columbus


Colombo is a lunar impact crater that lies on the strip of rough continental terrain between Mare Fecunditatis to the east and Mare Nectaris in the west. It is located to the south of Goclenius crater, and northwest of Cook crater.

The rim of Colombo is circular, although slightly indented along the northwest where 'Colombo A' intrudes slightly into the interior. The inner wall is asymmetrical, being much more narrow to the north and northwest and wider to the southeast. The rim is somewhat eroded, and several tiny craterlets lie along the inner wall to the southeast. The small satellite crater 'Colombo B' lies across the south-southwestern rim.

The interior floor of Colombo crater is nearly level, and has been partially covered by deposits of lava. This surface has a lower albedo than the surrounding surface, and has the same dark hue as the lunar mare to the east. At the mid-point of the interior is a semi-circular formation of four central ridges, resembling the remains of a larger mountain mass. The concave side of this feature is facing toward the northwest." - Wikipedia

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