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


Feature Name Xihe
Clean Name Xihe
Feature ID 16254
Target Io
Feature Type Eruptive center
Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Control Network Voyager/Galileo SSI
Northernmost Latitude
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Westernmost Longitude
Diameter 0.00 km
Center Latitude -55.00 °
Center Longitude 290.00 °
Continent Asia
Group or Country
Quad -
Reference [766] - Chinese Myths: From Cosmology and Folklore to Gods and Immortals, by Xueting C. Ni: London, Amber Books, 2023.
Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Aug 04, 2023
Origin Chinese sun goddess, "Mother of the Ten Suns."
Last Updated Aug 04, 2023 7:40 PM
Additional Information Feature originally named Shen Yi on 16 May 2023, changed to Xihe on 4 August 2023.

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