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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Sinus Viscositatis
Clean Name Sinus Viscositatis
Feature ID 16118
Target Moon
Feature Type Sinus, sinūs


LOLA 2011
Coordinate System Planetographic, +East, -180 - 180
Northmost Latitude 36.24 °
Southmost Latitude 34.26 °
Eastmost Longitude -39.62 °
Westmost Longitude -42.36 °
Diameter 68.00 km
Center Latitude 35.25 °
Center Longitude -40.99 °
Quad LAC-23 [pdf]

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Dec 30, 2022
Continent Europe
Ethnicity Latin
Origin "Bay of Stickiness."
Reference [664] - Guy Consolmagno, personal communication, 2022.
Updated Jan 26, 2024 9:31 PM

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