Peary

(formerly Gioja B)
Lat: 88.6°N, Long: 33.0°E, Diam: 73 km, Depth: 2.71 km, Rükl 4, pre-Nectarian
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LOIV 104 H3 Peary is the irregularly shaped crater near the center of the image. The large crater straddling the lower margin is Byrd. Several of the smaller craters also have IAU names.

Images

LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images

Maps

(LAC zone 1A1) USGS Digital Atlas PDF Lunar Orbiter version

Description


Description: Wikipedia

Peary

Additional Information


Nomenclature

  • Named for Robert Edwin Peary (May 6, 1856 – February 20, 1920), an American explorer who claimed to have been the first person, on April 6, 1909, to reach the geographic North Pole.
  • Name originally proposed by Wilkins and Moore but not approved by IAU; shifted to a different crater in Rectified Lunar Atlas (1963) and approved by IAU in 1964 (Whitaker, 1999, p235).

LPOD Articles


Lunar 100

L88: Difficult-to-observe polar crater.

Bibliography

Wood, C.A. 7/2005. Polar Pleasures. S&T 110(1):62-63



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