Al-Marrakushi (crater)

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Al-Marrakushi crater AS12-54-8014.jpg
Apollo 12 image
Coordinates10°24′S 55°48′E / 10.4°S 55.8°E / -10.4; 55.8Coordinates: 10°24′S 55°48′E / 10.4°S 55.8°E / -10.4; 55.8
Diameter8 km
Colongitude304° at sunrise
Apollo 8 image. The clusters of small craters to the left and right are secondary craters from Langrenus.

Al-Marrakushi is a small, relatively isolated lunar impact crater in the eastern Mare Fecunditatis. It is a circular, symmetrical formation, with inner walls that slope down to the midpoint. To the northeast is the prominent crater Langrenus. The mare near Al-Marrakushi is marked by ray material from its larger neighbor.

This crater was identified as Langrenus D until it was given a name by the IAU in 1976[1]. It was named after Ibn al-Banna al-Marrakushi (c. 1256 – c. 1321).


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