Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
Planetary Names: Eruptive center: Shen Yi on Io

[Shen Yi]

Feature Name [Shen Yi]
Clean Name Shen Yi
Feature ID 16212
Target Io
Feature Type Eruptive center
Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Control Network Voyager/Galileo SSI
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Diameter 0.00 km
Center Latitude -55.00 °
Center Longitude 290.00 °
Continent Asia
Group or Country
Quad -
Reference [431] - A Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Devils and Demons, by Manfred Lurker: Routledge, 2015.
Approval Status Dropped, disallowed
Approval Date May 15, 2023
Origin Chinese sun god.
Last Updated Aug 04, 2023 7:42 PM
Additional Information Name changed to Xihe on 4 August 2023. Shen Yi/Hou Yi shown to be not a sun god, but the 'Divine Archer' who shot down the nine suns in Chinese myth.

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