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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Apārangi Planitia
Clean Name Aparangi Planitia
Feature ID 15556
Target Mercury
Feature Type Planitia, planitiae


Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude 16.16 °
Southmost Latitude -2.70 °
Eastmost Longitude 277.73 °
Westmost Longitude 300.73 °
Diameter 1077.00 km
Center Latitude 6.70 °
Center Longitude 289.38 °
Quad H-10 [pdf]

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Mar 14, 2017
Continent Oceania
Culture New Zealand
Origin Māori word for the planet Mercury.
Reference [418] - Languages in Contact I: Creating new words for Maori, by Mary Boyce: The Journal of New Zealand Studies, 1995.
Updated Mar 14, 2017 12:41 PM

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