Korolev Basin on the Far Side of the Moon

High-contrast photo of basin on the Moon, with overlapping craters of various sizes. Shadow deepens towards the right side of the picture.
July 9, 2018
Historical DateAugust 22, 1966
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Lunar Orbiter 1 view of the Korolev basin on the far side of the Moon. The basin is located at 3 S, 158 W and is about 440 km in diameter, the largest crater in the image, to the left and slightly above the center. Adjacent to Korolev, at about 5:00 is the crater Galois and at 6:30 is the smaller Doppler crater. The rim of the South Pole - Aitken basin is faintly visible running just below these craters. North is up. (Lunar Orbiter 1, frame M-40)