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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Sarpa Facula
Clean Name Sarpa Facula
Feature ID 15818
Target Mercury
Feature Type Facula, faculae


Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude -52.60 °
Southmost Latitude -53.53 °
Eastmost Longitude 30.13 °
Westmost Longitude 31.61 °
Diameter 39.00 km
Center Latitude -53.07 °
Center Longitude 30.87 °
Quad H-11 [pdf]

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Apr 16, 2019
Continent Asia
Culture Sri Lanka
Origin Sinhalese (Sri Lanka) word for snake.
Reference [514] - Sinhalese English Dictionary, by B. Clough. Colombo: Wesleyan Mission Press, Kollupitiya. 1892. Reprinted by Asian Educational Services. New Delhi; Chennai. 2006.
Updated Apr 16, 2019 1:46 PM

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