Borel (crater)

Coordinates: 22°18′S 26°24′E / 22.3°S 26.4°E / -22.3; 26.4
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Apollo 17 image
Coordinates22°18′S 26°24′E / 22.3°S 26.4°E / -22.3; 26.4
Diameter5 km
Depth1.0 km
Colongitude334° at sunrise
EponymÉmile Borel
Oblique Apollo 17 image of Borel

Borel is a tiny lunar impact crater located in the southeast part of Mare Serenitatis. It was named after French mathematician Émile Borel.[1] To the northeast is the crater Le Monnier and to the southeast is the crater Abetti. Borel was previously identified as Le Monnier C.

This is a roughly circular, cup-shaped formation with inner floors that slope down to the midpoint of the crater. The interior has a higher albedo than the surrounding dark lunar mare.


  1. ^ "Borel (crater)". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.