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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Pongal Catena
Clean Name Pongal Catena
Feature ID 15493
Target Ceres
Feature Type Catena, catenae


Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude -31.54 °
Southmost Latitude -41.76 °
Eastmost Longitude 269.36 °
Westmost Longitude 263.27 °
Diameter 95.50 km
Center Latitude -37.37 °
Center Longitude 267.66 °
Quad -

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Jun 20, 2016
Continent Asia
Culture Tamil
Origin Tamil (Sri Lanka and S. India) harvest festival observed in mid-January. It is a time for giving thanks to nature.
Reference [395] - Society for Confluence of Festivals in India (
Updated Jun 20, 2016 3:21 PM

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