What is the widest crater on the visible side of the Moon


The largest crater we can see on the Moon from the Earth is Clavius. At 225 km wide and 35 km deep, it is a truly massive crater that would cover a large part of the UK.

Binoculars show it clearly. While any telescope will show many smaller craters within its boundaries.  It is a fantastic site in any telescope, and well worth a look.

If you don,t have your own equipment, pop along to your nearest astronomical club, who will no doubt share the experience with you when you look through their telescopes.


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