Krusenstern is a lunar crater that lies amidst the battered terrain in the southern part of the Moon's near side. Nearly attached to the east-southeast rim is the crater Apianus. Less than one crater diameter to the southwest is the prominent Werner. Krusenstern is intruding into a large circular plain to the north designated Playfair G. Playfair itself lies to the northeast.
Krusenstern is 47 kilometers in diameter, and its walls reach a height of 1,600 meters. Its outer rim has been heavily worn by impact erosion, leaving an irregular ring of rising ridges and an inner wall incised by impacts. A joined pair of craters, including Krusenstern A, lie along the eastern rim. The interior floor of Krusenstern is a nearly featureless plain, marked only by a few tiny craterlets. The crater is from the Pre- Nectarian period, 4.55 to 3.92 billion years ago.
It is named after Adam Johann Krusenstern, an early 19th-century Baltic German explorer in Russian service.
Krusenstern or Kruzenshtern may refer to:
- Adam Johann von Krusenstern (1770–1846), a navigator who circumnavigated the world in Russian service
Places named after von Krusenstern
- Cape Krusenstern in Alaska.
- Krusenstern (crater) on the moon
- Cape Krusenstern National Monument in Alaska.
- Krusenstern Islands near the Middendorff Bay, in the Arctic Kara Sea
- Krusenstern Strait
- The island Little Diomede (Ignaluk; formerly Krusenstern Island), in Alaska
- Ailuk-Atoll (formerly Krusenstern Island) of Marshall Islands, (10° N 170° E)
- Tikehau-Atoll (formerly Krusenstern Island), of Tuamotu Archipelago in French Polynesia (18° S 141° W)
- One of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, south of Lisiansky Island (21° N 176° W)
- Kruzenshtern (ship) (until 1946 German Padua), Russian tall ship training vessel
- Krusenstern field, a Natural Gas field in Russia