Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
Planetary Names: Planitia, planitiae: Apārangi Planitia on Mercury

Apārangi Planitia

Feature Name Apārangi Planitia
Clean Name Aparangi Planitia
Feature ID 15556
Target Mercury
Feature Type Planitia, planitiae
Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Control Network MESSENGER Team
Northernmost Latitude 16.16 °
Southernmost Latitude -2.70 °
Easternmost Longitude 277.73 °
Westernmost Longitude 300.73 °
Diameter 1077.00 km
Center Latitude 6.70 °
Center Longitude 289.38 °
Continent Oceania
Group or Country
New Zealand
Quad H-10 [pdf]
Reference [418] - Languages in Contact I: Creating new words for Maori, by Mary Boyce: The Journal of New Zealand Studies, 1995.
Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Mar 14, 2017
Origin Māori word for the planet Mercury.
Last Updated Mar 14, 2017 12:41 PM

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