Fleming (lunar crater)

lunar crater

Fleming is a large lunar crater on the Moon's far side. It was named after the astronomer Williamina Fleming (1857–1911).[1]

The back side of the moon is covered with craters

Fleming cannot be seen from the Earth. It lies about a crater diameter to the east-northeast of Hertz and is northwest of Lobachevskiy. The low rim of this crater is heavily eroded. The floor of the crater is also marked by a number of small impacts.

Fleming Latitude Longitude Diameter
D 17.0° N 114.0° E 25 km
N 12.7° N 108.8° E 24 km
W 18.0° N 106.2° E 50 km
Y 18.2° N 108.2° E 30 km


  1. McKanic, Arlene (8 August 2011). "Famous Craters and the People They Are Named After".