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Blazhko (crater)

Blazhko (crater)

Lunar crater

Blazhko crater (lat. Blazhko) is a crater in the northern hemisphere on the far side of the moon. The name was given in honor of the Soviet astronomer Sergei Nikolaevich Blazhko (1870-1956) and approved by the International Astronomical Union in 1970. The formation of the crater dates back to the Late Imbrian period.

Description of the crater

The closest neighbors of the crater are the Gadomsky crater in the north; crater Sanford to the east and crater Joule to the southeast.

Selenographic coordinates of the center of the crater 31°22′ N. sh. 147°52′ W e.G, diameter 51.1 km, depth 2.4 km.

• The satellite crater Blazhko L was formed during the Nectar period [1].

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Moon Crater

November 12, 2017

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