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Encyclopedia > Newcomb (lunar crater)
General characteristics
Latitude 29.9° N
Longitude 43.8° E
Diameter 39 km
Depth 2.2 km
Colongitude   317° at sunrise
Eponym Simon Newcomb
References See listing

Newcomb is a lunar impact crater that is located in the rugged Montes Taurus mountain range, to the east of the Mare Serenitatis. It lies to the northeast of the prominent Römer crater, and north-northwest of Macrobius crater. Latitude, denoted by the Greek letter φ, gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the Equator. ... Map of Earth showing curved lines of longitude Longitude, sometimes denoted by the Greek letter λ, describes the location of a place on Earth east or west of a north-south line called the Prime Meridian. ... For the geometric term, see diameter. ... Look up depth in Wiktionary, the free dictionary In classical physics, depth is a distance measured vertically from top to bottom (height) or horizontally from outside to inside (thickness). ... Selenographic coordinates are coordinates that refer to locations on the surface of the Moon. ... An eponym is a person, whether real or fictitious, whose name has (or is thought to have) given rise to the name of a particular place, tribe, discovery, or other item. ... Simon Newcomb. ... This is a list of the craters on the Moon. ... This is a list of the craters on the Moon. ... Lunar is an adjective that means having to do with or pertaining to the Moon, or to moons in general. ... This article is about impact craters, also known as meteor craters. ... Montes Taurus is a rugged, jumbled mountainous region on the Moon. ... A map of Mare Serenitatis. ... Macrobius is a prominent lunar impact crater located to the northwest of the Mare Crisium. ...


This crater has a sharp-edged and somewhat irregular rim that appears polygonal more than circular. There are terraces along the inned sides, with some slumping along the northern and western inner edge. The south-southwestern part of the rim is overlaid by the smaller crater 'Newcomb A'. The interior floor is uneven, particularly near the rim of 'Newcomb A'. Just to the south-southeast of the crater is the satellite crater 'Newcomb J'. Look up Polygon on Wiktionary, the free dictionary For other use please see Polygon (disambiguation) A polygon (literally many angle, see Wiktionary for the etymology) is a closed planar path composed of a finite number of sequential line segments. ... A terrace is: In agriculture, a levelled section of a hilly cultivated area, designed to slow or prevent the rapid run-off of irrigation water. ...


Satellite 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 Newcomb crater.

Newcomb Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 29.4° N 43.5° E 19 km
B 28.4° N 45.6° E 23 km
C 29.1° N 45.3° E 29 km
F 31.4° N 42.5° E 28 km
G 28.2° N 44.6° E 16 km
H 28.9° N 42.4° E 12 km
J 28.7° N 44.3° E 23 km
Q 30.3° N 42.8° E 14 km

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Moon - LoveToKnow 1911 (0 words)
This excess is, however, subject to wide variation, owing to the obliquity of the ecliptic and of the lunar orbit to the equator, and therefore to the horizon.
This result was traced by Z011ner to the general irregularity of the lunar surface, and the inference was drawn that the average slope of the lunar elevation amounts to 47°.
The modern lunar theory began with Newton, and consists in determining the motion of the moon deductively from the theory of gravitation.
Simon Newcomb: Information from Answers.com (0 words)
Newcomb managed to escape from the city during the ensuing rioting that led up to the formation of the Paris Commune and which engulfed the Paris Observatory.
In 1878, Newcomb had started planning for a new and precise measurement of the speed of light that was needed to account for exact values of many astronomical constants.
Newcomb died in Washington, DC of bladder cancer and was buried with military honours in Arlington National Cemetery with President William Howard Taft in attendance.
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