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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Caloris Planitia
Clean Name Caloris Planitia
Feature ID 979
Target Mercury
Feature Type Planitia, planitiae


Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude 30.50 °
Southmost Latitude 30.50 °
Eastmost Longitude 189.80 °
Westmost Longitude 189.80 °
Diameter 0.00 km
Center Latitude 30.50 °
Center Longitude 189.80 °
Northmost Latitude 48.60 °
Southmost Latitude 15.54 °
Eastmost Longitude 176.30 °
Westmost Longitude 217.97 °
Diameter 1500.00 km
Center Latitude 31.65 °
Center Longitude 198.02 °
Northmost Latitude 48.60 °
Southmost Latitude 15.54 °
Eastmost Longitude 176.79 °
Westmost Longitude 217.97 °
Diameter 685.18 km
Center Latitude 32.57 °
Center Longitude 197.69 °
Quad H-04 [pdf]

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date 1976
Continent Europe
Culture Latin
Origin "Hot plain"; surface temperature hottest near this position.
Reference [80] - Lists of names for Mercury nomenclature, provided by David Morrison.
Updated May 25, 2016 10:36 AM

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