Copernicus

April 26, 2009

Copernicus is centrally located, the most notable feature being the Copernicus crater, which is probably only rivaled by Tycho as the most visible crater on the Moon. The region contains other minor craters including Eratosthenes. If the lunar seas were filled with water, Copernicus would be an island surrounded by several seas.

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This region is named after Nicolaus Copernicus (1500 AD) who was the first to not only claim that the Sun, not the Earth was at the center of the solar system, but to convince the scientific community of this fact and usher in the era of modern astronomy.


Region Map

Region Map

Region Data
Name Copernicus
Number 58
NW Corner 16° N 30° W
SE Corner 0° S 10° W
Raw Area* 1,162,000 km2
Visible Area* 1,065,000 km2
Visibility Factor* 92%
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Photo of Copernicus

Photo of Copernicus

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