Wargentin, Basalt Plateau

Wargentin, Basalt Plateau - Moon: South West Region
Truely a strange crater, Wargentin (84 km) is filled to its rim creating a dark basaltic plateau. The vast majority of craters have floors that are lower than the surounding plains! This image was captured as the Sun was rising, bringing out the wrinkle ridges that cross this "mini mare". A number of craterlets in the 1-2 km range can be seen on Wargentin's "floor". The crisp crater in the top left hand corner is Wargentin A (21 km). The enormous Schickard (227 km) lies just north of Wargentin outside this image and is presented in separate images.
Waxing Moon, 93% full