Amontons (crater)

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Amontons (LRO).jpg
Photo by LRO
Coordinates5°18′S 46°48′E / 5.3°S 46.8°E / -5.3; 46.8Coordinates: 5°18′S 46°48′E / 5.3°S 46.8°E / -5.3; 46.8
Diameter3 km
Colongitude213° at sunrise
EponymGuillaume Amontons

Amontons is a tiny lunar impact crater in the western half of the Mare Fecunditatis. It is a circular, cup-shaped formation that has been excavated out of the level surface by the impact, and is the same dark hue as the surrounding mare. When the sun is at a low angle, multiple ghost-craters are visible in the mare surface to the south-southeast and north of it.


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