Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
Planetary Names: Fossa, fossae: Lupercalia Fossa on Vesta

Lupercalia Fossa

Feature Name Lupercalia Fossa
Clean Name Lupercalia Fossa
Feature ID 15232
Target Vesta
Feature Type Fossa, fossae
Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Control Network IAU Coordinate System for (4) Vesta
Northernmost Latitude 18.94 °
Southernmost Latitude 0.92 °
Easternmost Longitude 244.71 °
Westernmost Longitude 240.50 °
Diameter 82.28 km
Center Latitude 10.33 °
Center Longitude 242.60 °
Continent Europe
Group or Country
Quad -
Reference [182] - Oxford Classical Dictionary: Oxford University Press, London, 1968.
Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Feb 05, 2014
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.
Last Updated Feb 05, 2014 9:47 AM

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