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9340 8 Homeward 8 Homeward Moon 12.52 -12.02 97.09 -11.82 -12.23 97.3 96.88 +E (0-180) NA - United States Crater, craters AA LAC-82 Approved Oct 5, 2018 [483] Crater visible in the iconic “Earthrise” colour photograph, taken aboard Apollo 8 by W. A. Anders on December 24, 1968, symbolizes the safe return to Earth of Apollo 8. The crater was previously designated Ganskiy (Hansky) M. The crater was previously designated Ganskiy (Hansky) M. Feb 5, 2019
1 Aachen Aachen Mathilde 4.8 9.2 60.9 9.2 9.2 60.9 60.9 +W (0-360) EU - Germany Crater, craters AA - Approved 2000 [150] German coal basin. Oct 1, 2006
2 Aananin Aananin Rhea 0 34.9 339.9 34.9 34.5 339.8 340 +W (0-360) AS - Korea Crater, craters AA - Approved 1982 [30] Korean god of the Heavens. Oct 1, 2006
6 Aban Aban Mars 4.28 15.91 111.1 15.94 15.87 111.14 111.06 +E (0-360) EU - Russia Crater, craters AA mc14 Approved 1988 [36] Town in Russia. Nov 17, 2010
7 Abans Abans Ariel 20 -15.5 251.3 -15.4 -15.7 252.3 250.2 +E (0-360) AS - Persian Crater, craters AA - Approved 1988 [83] Spirit of the iron mines. Oct 1, 2006
14659 Abassi Abassi Rhea 87.2 -21.3 146.5 -21.3 -21.3 146.5 146.5 +W (0-360) AF - Ghana Crater, craters AA - Approved Apr 23, 2010 [174] Efik (Ghana) creator god. Apr 23, 2010
9 Abbe Abbe Moon 63.98 -57.58 174.77 -56.52 -58.63 176.74 172.81 +E (0-180) EU - Germany Crater, craters AA LAC-132 Approved 1970 [68] Ernst Karl; German optician, physicist, astronomer (1840-1905). Oct 18, 2010
10 Abbot Abbot Moon 10.4 5.56 54.74 5.73 5.38 54.92 54.57 +E (0-180) NA - American Crater, craters AA LAC-62 Approved 1973 - Charles Greeley; American astrophysicist (1872-1973). Oct 18, 2010
6774 [Abduh] Abduh Moon 0 14.7 39 14.7 14.7 39 39 +E (0-180) AF - Egypt Crater, craters AA LAC-61 Not Approved - - Mohammed; Egyptian writer (1849-1905). This name was never approved by the IAU. The IAU-approved name for this feature is Lyell A. Oct 18, 2010
14574 Abedin Abedin Mercury 116.23 61.73 10.66 63.08 60.39 7.82 13.5 +W (0-360) AS - Bangladesh Crater, craters AA H-02 Approved Jul 9, 2009 [211] Zainul; Bangladeshi painter and printmaker (1914-1976). Mar 7, 2011
12 Abel Abel Moon 137.35 -34.63 85.78 -32.54 -36.77 88.21 83.43 +E (0-180) EU - Norway Crater, craters AA LAC-116 Approved 1964 [89] Niels Henrik; Norwegian mathematician (1802-1829). Oct 18, 2010
13 Abelard Abelard Eros 1.1 -3.5 12.2 -3.5 -3.5 12.2 12.2 +W (0-360) EU - France Crater, craters AA - Approved 2003 [59] Peter; French philosopher, lover of Heloise (1079-1142). Oct 1, 2006
15449 Abellio Abellio Ceres 32 33.2 293.09 35.11 31.3 295.35 290.83 +E (0-360) EU - Gaul Crater, craters AA - Approved Dec 4, 2015 [174] Gaul god of the apple tree. Dec 4, 2015
14 Abenezra Abenezra Moon 43.19 -20.99 11.89 -20.28 -21.71 12.65 11.13 +E (0-180) EU - Spain Crater, craters AA LAC-96 Approved 1935 [89] Abraham ben Meir Ibn Ezra; Spanish mathematician, astronomer (1092-1164/1167). Oct 18, 2010
16 Abetti Abetti Moon 1.6 20.11 27.82 20.14 20.09 27.84 27.79 +E (0-180) EU - Italy Crater, craters AA LAC-42 Approved 1976 [68] Antonio; Italian astronomer (1846-1928); Giorgio; Italian astronomer (1882-1982). Oct 18, 2010
17 Abigail Abigail Venus 18.4 -52.2 111.2 -52.2 -52.2 111.2 111.2 +E (0-360) AS - Hebrew Crater, craters AA v57 Approved 1994 [82] First name from Hebrew. Oct 1, 2006
18 Abika Abika Venus 14.5 -52.5 104.4 -52.5 -52.5 104.4 104.4 +E (0-360) EU - Russia Crater, craters AA v57 Approved 1994 [107] Mari first name. Dec 30, 2008
19 Abington Abington Venus 21.7 -47.8 277.7 -47.8 -47.8 277.7 277.7 +E (0-360) EU - England Crater, craters AA v53 Approved 1994 [99] Frances; English actress (1737-1815). Oct 1, 2006
15164 Abisme Abisme Iapetus 767.74 37.53 92.92 67.59 7.29 56 130.18 +W (0-360) EU - France Crater, craters AA - Approved Aug 16, 2013 [29] A Saracen lord, killed by Archbishop Turpin. Aug 16, 2013
20 Abra Abra Venus 7.2 6.2 97.4 6.2 6.2 97.4 97.4 +E (0-360) AF - Ghana Crater, craters AA v23 Approved 1997 [107] Ewe first name. Oct 1, 2006
23 Abulfeda Abulfeda Moon 62.23 -13.87 13.91 -12.84 -14.89 14.97 12.85 +E (0-180) AS - Syria Crater, craters AA LAC-78 Approved 1935 [59] Ismail Ibn Abū al-Fidā; Syrian geographer (1273-1331). Oct 18, 2010
22 Abul Wáfa Abul Wafa Moon 54.18 0.96 116.63 1.86 0.07 117.52 115.74 +E (0-180) AS - Persian Crater, craters AA LAC-65 Approved 1970 [75] Abū al-Wafā al-Būzajāni; Persian mathematician, astronomer (940-998). Oct 18, 2010
21 Abu Nuwas Abu Nuwas Mercury 117 17.63 21.19 19 16.26 19.75 22.63 +W (0-360) AS - Syria Crater, craters AA H-06 Approved 1976 [59] Arab poet (c. 1756-1810). Oct 7, 2016
28 Acastus Acastus Phoebe 34 9.6 148.5 9.6 9.6 148.5 148.5 +W (0-360) EU - Greek Crater, craters AA - Approved 2006 [177] Argonaut, son of the Thessalian king Pelias, took part in the Calydonian boar hunt. Oct 1, 2006
29 Accolon Accolon Mimas 48 -70.56 184.41 -63.35 -77.87 173.65 197.76 +W (0-360) EU - Great Britain Crater, craters AA - Approved 1982 [37] Companion of Arthur's; he was tricked into jousting with Arthur. Aug 14, 2008
14451 Acelin Acelin Iapetus 38 42.7 154.9 42.7 42.7 154.9 154.9 +W (0-360) EU - France Crater, craters AA - Approved Aug 5, 2008 [29] Aceline of Gascony, one of the Twelve Peers, the council of King Charles. Aug 5, 2008
14339 Acestes Acestes Dione 108 50.1 243.37 55.16 44.4 235.5 252.1 +W (0-360) EU - Roman Crater, craters AA - Approved Mar 17, 2008 [44] King of Sicily. Jun 4, 2008
31 Achar Achar Mars 5.36 45.43 123.16 45.48 45.39 123.23 123.1 +E (0-360) SA - Uruguay Crater, craters AA mc07 Approved 1979 [36] Town in Uruguay. Nov 17, 2010
33 Achelous Achelous Ganymede 40 61.9 11.78 62.34 61.47 11.01 12.55 +W (0-360) EU - Greek Crater, craters AA - Approved 1979 [19] Greek river god; father of Callirrhoe, Ganymede's mother. Nov 13, 2015
14405 Achilles Achilles Tethys 58.6 0.6 324.38 3.81 -2.47 321.47 327.12 +W (0-360) EU - Greek Crater, craters AA - Approved Apr 28, 2008 [28] Son of Peleus and Thetis, commander of the Myrmidons at Troy. Jun 19, 2008
15376 Achita Achita Ceres 40 25.82 65.96 28.08 23.55 68.69 63.22 +E (0-360) AF - Nigeria Crater, craters AA - Approved Sep 21, 2015 [174] Nigerian god of agriculture. Feb 4, 2016
39 Acmon Acmon Dactyl 0.3 -39 138 -39 -39 138 138 +E (0-360) EU - Greek Crater, craters AA - Approved 1997 [1] One of the original three Dactyls. Oct 1, 2006
15196 Aconia Aconia Vesta 19 7.54 151.37 9.54 5.53 153.52 149.22 +E (0-360) EU - Roman Crater, craters AA - Approved Feb 5, 2014 [313] Fabia Aconia Paulina; Roman aristocratic woman, wife of Praetextatus (d. c. 384). Feb 5, 2014
40 Acosta Acosta Moon 13.06 -5.65 60.14 -5.43 -5.86 60.36 59.92 +E (0-180) EU - Portugal Crater, craters AA LAC-80 Approved 1976 - Cristobal; Portuguese doctor, natural historian (1515-1580). Oct 18, 2010
14182 Ada Ada Mars 2.09 -3.06 356.78 -3.04 -3.08 356.79 356.76 +E (0-360) NA - United States Crater, craters AA mc19 Approved Sep 14, 2006 [74] Town in Oklahoma, USA. Nov 17, 2010
42 Adad Adad Ganymede 39 57.43 358.02 57.81 56.97 357.66 358.45 +W (0-360) AS - Assyro-Babylonian Crater, craters AA - Approved 1979 [1] Assyro-Babylonian god of thunder. Nov 13, 2015
43 Adaiah Adaiah Venus 18 -47.3 253.4 -47.3 -47.3 253.4 253.4 +E (0-360) AS - Hebrew Crater, craters AA v52 Approved 1994 [83] Hebrew first name. Oct 1, 2006
44 Adal Adal Callisto 41.7 75.5 79.7 76 75 78.1 81.6 +W (0-360) EU - Norse Crater, craters AA - Approved 1979 [17] Norse; son of Karl and Erna. Oct 1, 2006
46 Adams Adams Mars 90.22 30.91 163.1 31.68 30.15 163.99 162.22 +E (0-360) NA - American Crater, craters AA mc07 Approved 1973 [68] Walter S.; American astronomer (1876-1956). Nov 17, 2010
47 Adams Adams Moon 63.27 -31.89 68.39 -30.85 -32.93 69.62 67.16 +E (0-180) NA - American Crater, craters AA LAC-98 Approved 1970 [89] John Couch; British astronomer (1819-1892); Charles Hitchcock; American astronomer (1868-1951); Walter Sydney; American astronomer (1876-1956). Oct 18, 2010
48 Adamson Adamson Venus 27.2 -14.8 29.6 -14.8 -14.8 29.6 29.6 +E (0-360) EU - Austria Crater, craters AA v32 Approved 1994 [99] Joy; Austrian author, animal expert (1910-1980). Oct 1, 2006
49 Adapa Adapa Ganymede 57 73.08 31.32 73.71 72.46 29.48 33.16 +W (0-360) AS - Assyro-Babylonian Crater, craters AA - Approved 1979 [1] Assyro-Babylonian; lost immortality when, at Ea's advice, he refused food of life. Nov 13, 2015
50 Addams Addams Venus 87 -56.2 98.9 -56.2 -56.2 98.9 98.9 +E (0-360) NA - American Crater, craters AA v57 Approved 1994 [99] Jane; American social reformer (1860-1935). Oct 1, 2006
14452 Adelroth Adelroth Iapetus 57 6.6 183.6 6.6 6.6 183.6 183.6 +W (0-360) EU - France Crater, craters AA - Approved Aug 5, 2008 [29] Marsilion’s nephew, killed by Roland in the first battle. Nov 17, 2008
52 Adivar Adivar Venus 30.3 8.9 76.2 8.9 8.9 76.2 76.2 +E (0-360) AS - Turkey Crater, craters AA v22 Approved 1991 [99] Halide; Turkish educator, author (1883-1964). Oct 1, 2006
53 Adjua Adjua Rhea 0 40.2 118.9 40.2 40.2 118.9 118.9 +W (0-360) AS - Ulci Crater, craters AA - Approved 1982 [50] Mythical heroine and ancestor of the Ulci tribe. Dec 30, 2008
55 Admetus Admetus Phoebe 58 11.4 39.1 11.4 11.4 39.1 39.1 +W (0-360) EU - Greek Crater, craters AA - Approved 2006 [177] Argonaut, founder and king of Pherae in Thessaly. Oct 1, 2006
58 Adrastus Adrastus Dione 38.5 -61.66 46.57 -60 -63.7 42.27 50.3 +W (0-360) EU - Greek Crater, craters AA - Approved 1982 [44] King of Argos, one of the seven against Thebes, and the only one to return alive. Jun 4, 2008
59 Adriana Adriana Titania 50 -20.1 3.9 -20.1 -20.2 5.8 2.1 +E (0-360) EU - Great Britain Crater, craters AA - Approved 1988 [85] Wife of Antipholus of Ephesus in "The Comedy of Errors." Oct 1, 2006
61 Adzoba Adzoba Venus 10 12.8 117 12.8 12.8 117 117 +E (0-360) AF - Ghana Crater, craters AA v23 Approved 1997 [107] Ewe (Ghana) first name. Oct 1, 2006

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