Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
Planetary Names: Facula, faculae: Sarpa Facula on Mercury

Sarpa Facula

Feature Name Sarpa Facula
Clean Name Sarpa Facula
Feature ID 15818
Target Mercury
Feature Type Facula, faculae
Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Control Network MESSENGER Team
Northernmost Latitude -52.60 °
Southernmost Latitude -53.53 °
Easternmost Longitude 30.13 °
Westernmost Longitude 31.61 °
Diameter 39.00 km
Center Latitude -53.07 °
Center Longitude 30.87 °
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Continent Asia
Ethnic/Cultural
Group or Country
Sri Lanka
Quad H-11 [pdf]
Reference [514] - Sinhalese English Dictionary, by B. Clough. Colombo: Wesleyan Mission Press, Kollupitiya. 1892. Reprinted by Asian Educational Services. New Delhi; Chennai. 2006.
Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Apr 16, 2019
Origin Sinhalese (Sri Lanka) word for snake.
Last Updated Apr 16, 2019 1:46 PM

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