Boris (moon crater)

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Rupes Boris - LROC - WAC.JPG
Rupes Boris with Boris, Gaston and Linda ( LROC -WAC)
Boris (moon equatorial region)
position 30.52 °  N , 33.51 °  W Coordinates: 30 ° 31 '12 "  N , 33 ° 30' 36"  W.
diameter 2 km
Card sheet 39 (PDF)
Named after male Russian first name
Named since 1979
Unless otherwise stated, the information comes from the entry in the IAU / USGS database


Boris is a small impact crater on the front of the moon east of the Delisle crater at the small moon groove Rupes Boris .

The name goes back to an originally unofficial name on sheet 39B2 / S2 of the Topophotomap map series of NASA , which was taken over by the IAU in 1976.

Web links

  • Boris in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature of the IAU (WGPSN) / USGS
  • Boris on The-Moon Wiki

Individual evidence

  1. Topophotomap 39B2 / S2
  2. ^ Excerpt from the Proceedings of the 16th General Assembly of the IAU (Grenoble 1976). In: Transactions of the IAU vol. XVIB, edited by D. Riedel, 1977