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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Plinius
Clean Name Plinius
Feature ID 4762
Target Moon
Feature Type Crater, craters


Coordinate System Planetographic, +East, -180 - 180
Northmost Latitude 16.04 °
Southmost Latitude 14.68 °
Eastmost Longitude 24.31 °
Westmost Longitude 22.90 °
Diameter 41.31 km
Center Latitude 15.36 °
Center Longitude 23.61 °
Northmost Latitude 16.05 °
Southmost Latitude 14.64 °
Eastmost Longitude 24.38 °
Westmost Longitude 22.91 °
Diameter 42.94 km
Center Latitude 15.34 °
Center Longitude 23.65 °
Northmost Latitude 15.40 °
Southmost Latitude 15.40 °
Eastmost Longitude 23.70 °
Westmost Longitude 23.70 °
Diameter 43.00 km
Center Latitude 15.40 °
Center Longitude 23.70 °
Quad LAC-60 [pdf]

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date 1935
Continent Europe
Ethnicity Roman
Origin Gaius Plinius Secundus (The Elder); Roman natural scientist (23-79).
Reference [68] - World Who's Who in Science, edited by Allen G. Debus: Western Publishing Company, Hannibal, Mo., 1968: New York, 1973.
Updated Oct 18, 2010 12:00 PM
Satellite Feature(s) Plinius A
Plinius B

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