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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Mearcair Planitia
Clean Name Mearcair Planitia
Feature ID 15561
Target Mercury
Feature Type Planitia, planitiae


Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude 43.83 °
Southmost Latitude 15.11 °
Eastmost Longitude 216.55 °
Westmost Longitude 246.32 °
Diameter 1175.00 km
Center Latitude 31.40 °
Center Longitude 227.90 °
Quad H-04 [pdf]

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Mar 14, 2017
Continent Europe
Culture Ireland
Origin Irish word for the planet Mercury.
Reference [422] - Irish-English English-Irish Easy Reference Dictionary, Educational Company of Ireland: Rowman & Littlefield, 1998.
Updated Mar 14, 2017 2:57 PM

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