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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Borealis Planitia
Clean Name Borealis Planitia
Feature ID 823
Target Mercury
Feature Type Planitia, planitiae


Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude 77.80 °
Southmost Latitude 63.10 °
Eastmost Longitude 61.40 °
Westmost Longitude 83.70 °
Diameter 0.00 km
Center Latitude 73.40 °
Center Longitude 79.50 °
Northmost Latitude 86.90 °
Southmost Latitude 29.50 °
Eastmost Longitude 225.40 °
Westmost Longitude 134.60 °
Diameter 3450.00 km
Center Latitude 67.30 °
Center Longitude 327.40 °
Northmost Latitude 84.68 °
Southmost Latitude 66.22 °
Eastmost Longitude 35.87 °
Westmost Longitude 111.38 °
Diameter 802.94 km
Center Latitude 74.70 °
Center Longitude 80.09 °
Quad H-01 [pdf]

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date 1976
Continent Europe
Culture Latin
Origin "Northern plain"; from classical albedo name for quadrangle.
Reference [80] - Lists of names for Mercury nomenclature, provided by David Morrison.
Updated Apr 17, 2018 12:47 PM
Additional Information Boundary change approved 03/14/2017.

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