Icarus (crater)

Icarus is a lunar impact crater that lies on the Moon's far side. It is located to the west of the huge Korolev walled-plain, and less than two crater diameters to the east of Daedalus crater. To the south of Icarus is the smaller Amici crater.

This crater has a worn rim and a relatively wide inner wall. A small crater lies across the southern rim, and the side bulges outward slightly along the southwestern face. There is a central peak located near the crater mid-point. The remainder of the floor is relatively flat in the eastern half and slightly more irregular to the west.

General characteristics
Latitude 5.3° S
Longitude 173.2° W
Diameter 96 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude   174° at sunrise
Eponym Icarus
References See listing

Satellite craters

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 Icarus crater.

Icarus Latitude Longitude Diameter
D 4.3° S 171.2° W 68 km
E 5.2° S 168.8° W 12 km
H 7.8° S 169.4° W 32 km
J 7.3° S 170.9° W 32 km
Q 7.8° S 176.2° W 41 km
V 3.9° S 176.0° W 36 km
X 2.2° S 175.5° W 43 km

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