Left: Earth-based telescopic image                     Right: Lunar Orbiter image
Above: Copernicus, larger crater (Therin)
 Full-sized image, but turned 180
Full-sized version of Lunar Orbiter image
  Full-sized imaged from LO4
Copernicus is a spectacular ring mountain, one of the most prominent centers of bright radiating rays on the Moon. The terraced walls are elevated 900 meters above the surrounding terrain. The depth of the crater is about 3750 m,  and its diameter about 93 km or 58 miles. On the inner side of the wall numerous landslides are found. The crater's shape is approximately hexagonal. A group of central mountains rise to 400 m above the floor. North is at the top, except in original full image.
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