Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
Planetary Names: Crater, craters: Hercules on Moon


Feature Name Hercules
Clean Name Hercules
Feature ID 2467
Target Moon
Feature Type Crater, craters
Coordinate System Planetographic, +East, -180 - 180
Control Network
Northernmost Latitude 47.95 °
Southernmost Latitude 45.70 °
Easternmost Longitude 40.86 °
Westernmost Longitude 37.57 °
Diameter 68.32 km
Center Latitude 46.82 °
Center Longitude 39.21 °
Northernmost Latitude 47.95 °
Southernmost Latitude 45.66 °
Easternmost Longitude 40.84 °
Westernmost Longitude 37.50 °
Diameter 70.53 km
Center Latitude 46.91 °
Center Longitude 39.20 °
Northernmost Latitude 46.70 °
Southernmost Latitude 46.70 °
Easternmost Longitude 39.10 °
Westernmost Longitude 39.10 °
Diameter 69.00 km
Center Latitude 46.70 °
Center Longitude 39.10 °
Continent Europe
Group or Country
Quad LAC-27 [pdf]
Reference [93] - Funk and Wagnalls Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology, and Legend, edited by Maria Leach: Harper and Row, Inc., New York, 1984.
Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date 1935
Origin Latin spelling for Greek mythological hero Heracles.
Last Updated Oct 18, 2010 12:00 PM
Satellite Feature(s) Hercules B
Hercules C
Hercules D
Hercules E
Hercules F
Hercules G
Hercules H
Hercules J
Hercules K

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