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Sirsalis is a relatively young lunar impact crater located near the western lunar limb, to the southwest of the Oceanus Procellarum. The crater lies across a ridge that runs in a north–south direction. It has a sharp edge and a low central peak. The crater overlaps the slightly larger and older Sirsalis A to the west-southwest, and the two form a distinctive feature.

Sirsalis
Sirsalis crater 4161 h2.jpg
Lunar Orbiter 4 image showing Sirsalis at right of center, Sirsalis A at left of center, and Sirsalis F and J in lower right
Coordinates12°30′S 60°24′W / 12.5°S 60.4°W / -12.5; -60.4Coordinates: 12°30′S 60°24′W / 12.5°S 60.4°W / -12.5; -60.4
Diameter42 km
Depth3.0 km
Colongitude61° at sunrise
EponymGerolamo Sersale

To the east is a rille system named the Rimae Sirsalis. The longest of these rilles follows a line running approximately north-northeast to south-southwest, just clearing the southeastern rim of Sirsalis by about 10 kilometers. This long rille runs 330 kilometers from the shore of Oceanus Procellarum until it crosses the crater Darwin A and intersects the Rimae Darwin to the east of Darwin.

Satellite cratersEdit

By convention these features are identified on lunar maps by placing the letter on the side of the crater midpoint that is closest to Sirsalis.

Sirsalis Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 12.7° S 61.3° W 49 km
B 11.1° S 63.7° W 16 km
C 10.3° S 63.8° W 22 km
D 9.9° S 58.6° W 35 km
E 8.1° S 56.5° W 72 km
F 13.5° S 60.1° W 13 km
G 13.7° S 61.7° W 30 km
H 14.0° S 62.4° W 26 km
J 13.4° S 59.8° W 12 km
K 10.4° S 57.3° W 7 km
T 9.2° S 53.4° W 16 km
Z 10.7° S 61.9° W 91 km

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