Craters on Earth’s Moon beginning with the letter C.
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Feature Name 
Lat

Long

Diam

Origin 

C. Herschel

34.5N 
31.2W 
13 
Caroline Lucretia ~ (17501848), British astronomer 
C. Mayer

63.2N 
17.3E 
38 
Christian Gustav Adolph ~ (17191783), German 
Cabannes

60.9S 
169.6W 
80 
Jean ~ (18851959), French physicist and optician. 
Cabeus

84.9S 
35.5W 
98 
Niccolo Cabeo, or ~ (15861650), Italian astronomer. 
Cailleux

60.8S 
153.3E 
50 
Andre ~ (19071986), French geologist. 
Cajal

12.6N 
31.1E 
9 
Santiago Ramón y ~ (18521934), Spanish medical 
Cajori

47.4S 
168.8E 
70 
Florian ~ (18591930), American mathematician, born in 
Calippus

38.9N 
10.7E 
32 
Calippus of Cyzicus (c. 370310 B.C.), Greek 
Cameron

6.2N 
45.9E 
10 
Robert Curry ~ (19251972), American astronomer. 
Camoens

0.8N 
84.9E 
33 
Luís de Camões, or ~ (15241530), known as the 
Campanus

28.0S 
27.8W 
48 
Giovanni Campano, or Johannes Campanus of Novara (c. 
Campbell

45.3N 
151.4E 
219 

Cannizzaro

55.6N 
99.6W 
56 
Stanislao ~ (18261910), Italian chemist; professor of 
Cannon

19.9N 
81.4E 
56 
Annie Jump ~ (18631941), American astronomer and 
Cantor

38.2N 
118.6E 
0 
Moritz Benedikt ~ (18291920) German mathematician and 
Capella

7.5S 
35.0E 
90 
Martianus ~ (c. A.D. 400?), Roman 
Capuanus

34.1S 
26.7W 
59 
Francesco Capuano di Manfredonia, or ~ (c. 1400?), Italian 
Cardanus

13.2N 
0.0E 
49 
Girolamo Cardano, or ~ (15011576), Italian mathematician 
Carlini

33.7N 
24.1W 
10 
Francesco ~ (17831862), Italian astronomer; third 
Carlos

24.9N 
2.3E 
4 
Spanish male name. 
Carmichael

19.6N 
40.4E 
20 
Leonard ~ (18981973), American psychologist and 
Carnot

52.3N 
143.5W 
126 
Nicolas L. S.; French physicist (17961832). 
Carol

8.5N 
122.3E 
117 
Latin female name. 
Carpenter

69.4N 
50.9W 
59 
James; British astronomer (18401899); 
Carrel

10.7N 
26.7E 
15 
Alexis; French doctor, physiologist; Nobel 
Carrillo

2.2S 
80.9E 
16 
Flores Nabor; Mexican soil engineer (19111967). 
Carrington

44.0N 
62.1E 
30 
Richard Christopher; British astronomer 
Cartan

4.2N 
59.3E 
15 
E. J.; French mathematician (18691951). 
Carver

43.0S 
126.9E 
59 
George W.; American botanist (c. 18641943). 
Casatus

72.8S 
29.5W 
108 
Casati, Paolo; Italian mathematician (16171707). 
Cassegrain

52.4S 
113.5E 
55 
Giovanni D.; French astronomer, doctor (16251712). 
Cassini

40.2N 
4.6E 
56 
Giovanni Domenico; ItalianFrench astronomer 
Catalan

45.7S 
87.3W 
25 
Miguel A.; Spanish spectroscopist (18941957). 
Catharina

18.1S 
23.4E 
104 
St. Catherine of Alexandria; Greek theologian, 
Cauchy

9.6N 
38.6E 
12 
Augustin Louis; French mathematician (17891857). 
Cavalerius

5.1N 
66.8W 
57 
Cavalieri, Buonaventura; Italian mathematician 
Cavendish

24.5S 
53.7W 
56 
Henry; British chemist, physicist (17311810). 
Caventou

29.8N 
29.4W 
3 
Joseph Bienaime; French chemist, pharmacologist 
Cayley

4.0N 
15.1E 
14 
Arthur; British astronomer, mathematician (18211895). 
Cellini

7.8S 
3.0E 
34 
Benvenuto; Italian artist, writer (15001571). 
Celsius

34.1S 
20.1E 
36 
Anders; Swedish astronomer (17011744). 
Censorinus

0.4S 
32.7E 
3 
Roman astronomer (fl. 238?). 
Cepheus

40.8N 
45.8E 
39 
Mythological astronomer, father of Andromeda. 
Cervantes

3.4S 
99.2E 
25 
Miguel de; Spanish writer (15471616). 
Chacornac

29.8N 
31.7E 
51 
Jean; French astronomer (18231873). 
Chadwick

52.7S 
101.3W 
30 
James; British physicist (18911974). 
Chaffee

38.8S 
153.9W 
49 
Roger B.; American aeronautic engineer, 
Challis

79.5N 
9.2E 
55 
James; British astronomer, mathematician, 
Chalonge

21.2S 
117.3W 
30 
Daniel; French astronomer (18951977). 
Chamberlin

58.9S 
95.7E 
58 
Thomas C.; American geologist (18431928). 
Champollion

37.4N 
175.2E 
58 
Jean F.; French egyptologist (17901832). 
Chandler

43.8N 
171.5E 
85 
Seth C.; American astronomer (18461913). 
Chang Heng

19.0N 
112.2E 
43 
Chinese astronomer (78139). 
ChangNgo

12.7S 
2.1W 
3 
Chinese female name. 
Chant

40.0S 
109.2W 
33 
Clarence A.; Canadian astronomer, physicist 
Chaplygin

6.2S 
150.3E 
137 
Sergej A.; Soviet mathematician (18691942). 
Chapman

50.4N 
100.7W 
71 
Sydney; British geophysicist (18881970). 
Chappe

61.2S 
91.5W 
59 
d’Auteroche, JeanBaptiste; French astronomer 
Chappell

54.7N 
177.0W 
80 
James F.; American astronomer (18911964). 
Charles

29.9N 
26.4W 
1 
French male name. 
Charlier

36.6N 
131.5W 
99 
Carl W. L.; Swedish astronomer (18621934). 
Chaucer

3.7N 
140.0W 
45 
Geoffrey; British writer, astronomer (c.13401400). 
Chauvenet

11.5S 
137.0E 
81 
William; American astronomer, mathematician 
Chebyshev

33.7S 
133.1W 
178 
Pafnutif L.; Russian mathematician (18211894). 
Chekov

6.6S 
82.0E 
0 
Anton Pavlovich; Russian author (18601904). 
Chenier

17.7S 
132.4E 
33 
Andre Marie; French poet (17621794). 
Chernyshev

47.3N 
174.2E 
58 
Nikolaj G.; Soviet rocketry engineer (19061963). 
Chevallier

44.9N 
51.2E 
52 
Temple; British astronomer (17941873). 
ChingTe

20.0N 
30.0E 
4 
Chinese male name. 
Chladni

4.0N 
1.1E 
13 
Ernst Florens Friedrich; German physicist 
Chretien

45.9S 
162.9E 
88 
Chretien, Henri; French mathematician, 
Christel

24.5N 
11.0E 
2 
German female name. 
Cichus

33.3S 
21.1W 
40 
Franceso Degli Stabili (Cecco D’Ascoli); 
Clairaut

47.7S 
13.9E 
75 
Alexis Claude; French mathematician (17131765). 
Clark

38.4S 
118.9E 
49 
Alvan; American astronomer (18041887); 
Clausius

36.9S 
43.8W 
24 
Rudolf Julius Emmanuel; German physicist 
Clavius

58.8S 
14.1W 
245 
Christopher Klau; German mathematician 
Cleomedes

27.7N 
56.0E 
125 
Greek astronomer (?c. 50 B.C.). 
Cleostratus

60.4N 
77.0W 
62 
~ of Tenedos (?c. 500 B.C.), Greek astronomer 
Clerke

21.7N 
29.8E 
6 
Agnes Mary; British astronomer (18421907). 
Coblentz

37.9S 
126.1E 
33 
William W.; American physicist, astronomer 
Cockcroft

31.3N 
162.6W 
93 
Sir John D.; British nuclear physicist; 
Collins

1.3N 
23.7E 
2 
Michael; American astronaut (1930 ). 
Colombo

15.1S 
45.8E 
76 
Columbus, Christopher; Spanish explorer 
Compton

55.3N 
103.8E 
182 
Arthur H.; American physicist, Nobel laureate 
Comrie

23.3N 
112.7W 
59 
Leslie J.; British astronomer (18931950). 
Comstock

21.8N 
121.5W 
72 
George C.; American astronomer (18551934). 
Condon

1.9N 
60.4E 
34 
Edward U.; American physicist (19021974). 
Condorcet

12.1N 
69.6E 
74 
Jean de; French mathematician (17431794). 
Congreve

0.2S 
167.3W 
57 
Sir William; British rocket engineer, 
Conon

21.6N 
2.0E 
21 
Conon of Samos; Greek astronomer (c. 260 
Cook

17.5S 
48.9E 
46 
James; British explorer (17281779). 
Cooper

52.9N 
175.6E 
36 
John C.; American humanitarian (18871967). 
Copernicus

9.7N 
20.1W 
107 
Nicholas; Polish astronomer (14731543). 
Cori

50.6S 
151.9W 
65 
Gerty Theresa Radnitz; CzechAmerican physiologist; 
Coriolis

0.1N 
171.8E 
78 
Gaspard G. de; French physicist (17921843). 
Corneille

12.3N 
134.8E 
35 
Pierre; French poet and dramatist (16061684). 
Couder

4.8S 
92.4W 
21 
Andre; French astronomer (18971978). 
Coulomb

54.7N 
114.6W 
89 
Charles A. De; French physicist (17361806). 
Courtney

25.1N 
30.8W 
1 
English male name. 
Cremona

67.5N 
90.6W 
85 
Luigi; Italian mathematician (18301903). 
Crile

14.2N 
46.0E 
9 
George Washington; American physician, performed the 
Crocco

47.5S 
150.2E 
75 
Gaetano A.; Italian aeronautical engineer(18771968). 
Crommelin

68.1S 
146.9W 
94 
Andrew Claude De La Cherois; British astronomer 
Crookes

10.3S 
164.5W 
49 
Sir William; British physicist, chemist (18321919). 
Crozier

13.5S 
50.8E 
22 
Francis Rawdon Moira; British explorer 
Cruger

16.7S 
66.8W 
45 
Peter; German mathematician (15801639). 
Ctesibius

0.8N 
118.7E 
36 
Egyptian physicist (?c. 100 B.C.). 
Curie

22.9S 
91.0E 
151 
Pierre; French physicist, chemist; Nobel 
Curtis

14.6N 
56.6E 
2 
Heber Doust; American astronomer (18721942). 
Curtius

67.2S 
4.4E 
95 
Curtz, Albert; German astronomer (16001671). 
Cusanus

72.0N 
70.8E 
63 
Nikolaus Krebs; German mathematician, 
Cuvier

50.3S 
9.9E 
75 
Georges; French natural scientist, paleontologist 
Cyrano

20.5S 
157.7E 
80 
Cyrano de Bergerac Savinien (16151655), French writer. 
Cyrillus

13.2S 
24.0E 
98 
Saint Cyril; Egyptian theologian, chronologist (?A.D. 
Cysatus

66.2S 
6.1W 
48 
Cysat, JeanBaptiste; Swiss mathematician, 