Carl Linnaeus - Linné Crater
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 36.900 W 090° 15.460
15S E 738765 N 4277621
Quick Description: The Linné Crater is a lunar crater named after Swedish botanist Carl von Linné (Linnaeus). The bust of Carl von Linné (Linnaeus) in on the Linnean House at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 7/2/2008 6:32:04 AM
Waymark Code: WM43H9
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member bonkers18
Views: 25

Long Description:
"Carl Linnaeus (Carl Linné, Latinized as Carolus Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement as Carl von Linné, May 23 new style (13 May old style), 1707 – January 10, 1778) was a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist who laid the foundations for the modern scheme of Binomial nomenclature. He is known as the father of modern taxonomy, and is also considered one of the fathers of modern ecology" - Wikipedia

"Linné (crater)
Coordinates 27.7° N, 11.8° E
Diameter 2.4 km
Depth 0.6 km
Colongitude 348° at sunrise
Eponym Carl von Linné

Linné is a small lunar impact crater located in the western Mare Serenitatis. The maria around this feature is virtually devoid of other features of interest. The nearest named crater is Banting to the east-southeast.

The estimated age of this crater is only a few tens of millions of years. It has a bowl shape, and is surrounded by a blanket of ejecta formed during the original impact. But it lacks a ray system. This ejecta has a relatively high albedo, making the feature appear "bright".

In 1866, the experienced lunar observer and mapmaker Johann Friedrich Julius Schmidt made the surprising claim that Linné had changed its appearance. Instead of a normal, somewhat deep crater it had become a mere white patch. A controversy arose that continued for many decades. However, this crater size tests the limit of visual perception of Earth-based telescopes. In conditions of poor seeing this feature can appear to vanish from sight" - Wikipedia
Website of the Extraterrestrial Location: [Web Link]

Website of location on Earth: [Web Link]

Celestial Body: Moon

Visit Instructions:
Post a different picture and tell us about your experience at the location.
Search for... Google Map
Google Maps
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Extraterrestrial Locations
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log  
wildernessmama visited Carl Linnaeus - Linné Crater 11/1/2013 wildernessmama visited it