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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Nzoka Facula
Clean Name Nzoka Facula
Feature ID 15748
Target Mercury
Feature Type Facula, faculae


Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude 15.60 °
Southmost Latitude 15.20 °
Eastmost Longitude 194.40 °
Westmost Longitude 195.00 °
Diameter 20.00 km
Center Latitude 15.40 °
Center Longitude 194.70 °
Quad H-08 [pdf]

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Apr 16, 2018
Continent Africa
Culture Kenya
Origin Kamba (Kenya) word for snake.
Reference [462] - The New Kikamba-English Dictionary, by Joseph Kibwaa: Book Venture Publishing LLC, 2015.
Updated Apr 16, 2018 12:51 PM

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