Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
Planetary Names: Planitia, planitiae: Caloris Planitia on Mercury

Caloris Planitia

Feature Name Caloris Planitia
Clean Name Caloris Planitia
Feature ID 979
Target Mercury
Feature Type Planitia, planitiae
Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Control Network
Northernmost Latitude 48.60 °
Southernmost Latitude 15.54 °
Easternmost Longitude 176.30 °
Westernmost Longitude 217.97 °
Diameter 1500.00 km
Center Latitude 31.65 °
Center Longitude 198.02 °
Northernmost Latitude 48.60 °
Southernmost Latitude 15.54 °
Easternmost Longitude 176.79 °
Westernmost Longitude 217.97 °
Diameter 685.17 km
Center Latitude 32.57 °
Center Longitude 197.69 °
Northernmost Latitude 30.50 °
Southernmost Latitude 30.50 °
Easternmost Longitude 189.80 °
Westernmost Longitude 189.80 °
Diameter 0.00 km
Center Latitude 30.50 °
Center Longitude 189.80 °
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Continent Europe
Group or Country
Quad H-04 [pdf]
Reference [80] - Lists of names for Mercury nomenclature, provided by David Morrison.
Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date 1976
Origin "Hot plain"; surface temperature hottest near this position.
Last Updated May 25, 2016 10:36 AM

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