Phillips (lunar crater)


Phillips (lunar crater)

lunar crater data
latitude=26.6
N_or_S=S
longitude=76.0
E_or_W=E
diameter=124 km
depth="Unknown"
colong=286
eponym=John Phillips

Phillips is a lunar crater that is located in the vicinity of the Moon's east-southeastern limb. The larger Humboldt walled plain lies across the eastern rim of Phillips, and the outer covers nearly half the interior floor. The surviving rim is eroded in places, and not quite circular.

The northern end of the Phillips rim forms an outward projecting bend, and the inner wall is diminished along that side. There is a small circular crater along the western rim. The interior floor is irregular in places, with a central ridge near the mid-point. To the southwest of Phillips lies the Legendre crater.

atellite craters

By convention these features are identified on lunar maps by placing the letter on the side of the crater mid-point that is closest to Phillips crater.

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