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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Lupercalia Fossa
Clean Name Lupercalia Fossa
Feature ID 15232
Target Vesta
Feature Type Fossa, fossae


IAU Coordinate System for (4) Vesta
Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude 18.94 °
Southmost Latitude 0.92 °
Eastmost Longitude 244.71 °
Westmost Longitude 240.50 °
Diameter 82.28 km
Center Latitude 10.33 °
Center Longitude 242.60 °
Quad -

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Feb 05, 2014
Continent Europe
Culture Roman
Origin Roman festival reflecting the needs of a small pastoral community, involving the sacrifice of goats and youths striking those whom they met with strips of goat skins, held February 15.
Reference [182] - Oxford Classical Dictionary: Oxford University Press, London, 1968.
Updated Feb 05, 2014 9:47 AM

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