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#1 NorthWolf

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 07:31 PM

I was looking at one of my old lunar videos and noticed at the 1:58 mark and noticed some awesome weird crater formation, anyone know the names of these 5 craters? The design is like that of a crescent.. :question:

https://www.youtube....PLdy7vFFMiW0...

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 10:15 PM

Clavius

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 10:57 PM

Northwolf,

Yes, Neil is correct these craters are on the floor of large crater Clavius. Crater Clavius is famous for its semicircular crater sequence of decreasing size beginning with 56 km. Rutherfurd at the inner southeastern wall and continuing with 28 km. Clavius D, 21 km. Clavius C, 13 km. Clavius N, 12 km. Clavius J and 7.5 km. Clavius JA.

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 07:25 AM

Thanks, I managed to pause it and save the picture, look at this formation!! :confused: :ooo:
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Posted 22 April 2014 - 10:14 AM

it helps when you reorient the pic so you can match it up to the maps. it gets very confusing when one does not know were it is, odd time its taken me hours to try and track down a crater.
http://www.astrobin.com/87717/

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 10:52 AM

I'm just puzzled as to how that pattern was created...Was it 5 craters (I'm talking about the 5 craters that have a cornucopian shape) or just one bouncing around? I doubt anyone has the answer to this, just wondering, it's a cool looking patter, very unique.

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 12:16 PM

Could have been a cluster of meteors that had broken up and traveled together when hitting.
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Posted 22 April 2014 - 01:30 PM

NorthWolf,

These are five separate impacts, and although they may be secondaries from a nearby impact, they may also be random impacts with no association with each other. However, they are definitely not caused by a single impactor bouncing around.






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