List of craters on Mercury

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This is a list of named craters on Mercury. Most Mercurian craters are named after famous writers and artists. According to IAU rules, all new craters must be named after an artist that was famous for more than fifty years, and dead for more than three years, before the date they are named.[1] Craters larger than 250 km in diameter are referred to as "basins".[2]

NOTE: Please list only official names approved by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).[3]

Terminology[edit]

As on the Moon and Mars, sequences of craters and basins of differing relative ages provide the best means of establishing stratigraphic order on Mercury.[4][5][6] Overlap relations among many large mercurian craters and basins are clearer than those on the Moon. Therefore, as this map shows, we can build up many local stratigraphic columns involving both crater or basin materials and nearby plains materials.

Over all of Mercury, the crispness of crater rims and the morphology of their walls, central peaks, ejecta deposits, and secondary-crater fields have undergone systematic changes with time. The youngest craters or basins in a local stratigraphic sequence have the sharpest, crispest appearance. The oldest craters consist only of shallow depressions with slightly raised, rounded rims, some incomplete. On this basis, five age categories of craters and basins have been mapped; the characteristics of each are listed in the explanation. In addition, secondary crater fields are preserved around proportionally far more craters and basins on Mercury than on the Moon or Mars, and are particularly useful in determining overlap relations and degree of modification.

Since only limited photographic evidence was available from Mariner 10's three flybys of the planet, these divisions are often tentative. The five crater groups, from youngest to oldest, are:

  • c5: Fresh-appearing, sharp-rimmed, rayed craters. Highest albedo in map area; haloes and rays may extend many crater diameters from rim crests. Superposed on all other map units. Generally smaller and fewer than older craters.
  • c4: Fresh but slightly modified craters—Similar in morphology to c5 craters but without bright haloes or rays; sharp rim crests; continuous ejecta blankets; very few superposed secondary craters. Floors consist of crater or smooth plains materials.
  • c3: Modified craters—Rim crest continuous but slightly rounded and subdued. Ejecta blanket generally less extensive than those of younger craters of similar size. Superposed craters and rays common; smooth plains and intermediate plains materials cover floors of many craters. Central peaks more common than in c4 craters, probably because of larger average size of c3 craters.
  • c2: Subdued craters—Low-rimmed, relatively shallow craters, many with discontinuous rim crests. Floors covered by smooth plains and intermediate plains materials. Crater density of ejecta blankets similar to that of intermediate plains material.
  • c1 Degraded craters—Similar to c2 crater material but more deteriorated; many superposed craters.

Direction of Increasing Longitude: west

A[edit]

Crater Latitude Longitude Diameter (km) Named after
Abedin 61.7 N 10.2 W 110 Zainul Abedin, Bangladeshi painter
Abu Nuwas 17.4 N 20.4 W 116 Abu Nuwas, Arabic poet
Africanus Horton 51.5 S 41.2 W 135 Africanus Horton, Sierra Leonean writer
Ahmad Baba 58.5 N 126.8 W 127 Ahmad Baba al Massufi, West African writer
Ailey 45.5 N 182.1 W 21 Alvin Ailey, American choreographer
Aksakov 34.8 N 100.1 W 174 Sergey Aksakov, Russian author
Al-Akhtal 59.2 N 97.0 W 102 Akhtal, Arab poet
Al-Hamadhani 38.8 N 89.7 W 186 Badi' az-Zaman al-Hamadhani, Arab writer
Al-Jāhiz 1.2 N 21.5 W 91 Al-Jahiz, Arab author
Alencar 63.5 S 103.5 W 120 José de Alencar, Brazilian novelist
Amaral 26.4 S 242.3 W 106 Tarsila do Amaral, Brazilian artist
Amru Al-Qays 12.3 N 175.6 W 50 Imru Al-Qays Ibn Hujr, Arabic poet
Andal 47.7 S 37.7 W 108 Aandaal, Tamil writer
Apollodorus 30.58 N 197.01 W 41 Apollodorus of Damascus, Ancient Greek architect
Aristoxenes 82.0 N 11.4 W 69 Aristoxenus, Ancient Greek writer
Aśvaghosa 10.4 N 21.0 W 90 Asvaghosa, Sanskrit, poet
Atget 25.65 N 193.93 W 100 Eugène Atget, French photographer

B[edit]

Crater Latitude Longitude Diameter (km) Named after
Bach 68.5 S 103.4 W 214 Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer
Balagtas 22.6 S 13.7 W 98 Francisco Balagtas, Filipino poet
Balanchine George Balanchine, Russian choreographer
Balzac 10.3 N 144.1 W 80 Honoré de Balzac, French writer
Bartók 41.3 S 162.8 W 128 Béla Bartók, Hungarian composer
Barma 29.6 S 134.6 W 112 Postnik "Barma" Yakovlev, Russian architect
Bashō 32.7 S 169.7 W 80 Matsuo Bashō, Japanese poet
Beckett 40.1 S 248.8 W 57 Clarice Beckett, Australian painter
Beethoven 20.8 S 123.6 W 643 Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer
Bek 21.1 N 50.3 W 30 Bek, Egyptian sculptor
Belinskij 76.0 S 103.4 W 70 Vissarion Belinsky, Russian literary critic
Bello 18.9 S 120.0 W 129 Andrés Bello, South American writer
Benoit 7.6 N 256.2 W 43 Rigaud Benoit, Haitian artist
Berkel 13.6 S 333.5 W 21 Sabri Berkel, Turkish painter
Bernini 79.2 S 136.5 W 146 Gianlorenzo Bernini, Italian, sculptor
Bjornson 73.1 N 109.2 W 88 Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Norwegian poet
Boccaccio 80.7 S 29.8 W 142 Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian writer
Boethius 0.9 S 73.3 W 129 Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius, Roman philosopher
Botticelli 63.7 N 109.6 W 143 Sandro Botticelli, Italian artist
Brahms 58.5 N 176.2 W 96 Johannes Brahms, German composer
Bramante 47.5 S 61.8 W 159 Donato Bramante, Italian architect
Brontë 38.7 N 125.9 W 60 The Brontë family, English writers and artists
Bruegel 49.8 N 107.5 W 75 Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Flemish painter
Brunelleschi 9.1 S 22.2 W 134 Filippo Brunelleschi, Italian architect
Burns 54.4 N 115.7 W 45 Robert Burns, Scottish poet
Byron 8.5 S 32.7 W 105 Lord Byron, English poet

C[edit]

Crater Latitude Longitude Diameter (km) Named after
Callicrates 66.3 S 32.6 W 70 Kallicrates, Ancient Greek architect
Camoes 70.6 S 69.6 W 70 Luís de Camões, Portuguese writer
Carducci 36.6 S 89.9 W 117 Giosuè Carducci, Italian poet
Calvino 3.9 S 56.0 W 68 Italo Calvino, Italian writer
Cervantes 74.6 S 122.0 W 181 Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish writer
Cézanne 8.5 S 123.4 W 75 Paul Cézanne, French painter
Chaikovskij 7.4 N 50.4 W 165 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer
Chao Meng-Fu 87.3 S 134.2 W 167 Zhao Mengfu, Chinese artist
Chekov 36.2 S 61.5 W 199 Anton Chekhov, Russian writer
Chiang K'ui 13.8 N 102.7 W 35 Jiang Kui, Chinese poet
Chong Ch'ol 46.4 N 116.2 W 162 Jeong Cheol, Korean poet
Chopin 65.1 S 123.1 W 129 Frédéric Chopin, Polish composer
Chu Ta 2.2 N 105.1 W 110 Zhu Da, Chinese painter
Coleridge 55.9 S 66.7 W 110 Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet
Copland 37.5 N 286.7 W 208 Aaron Copland, American composer
Copley 38.4 S 85.2 W 30 John Singleton Copley, American painter
Couperin 29.8 N 151.4 W 80 The Couperin family of French musicians
Cunningham 30.48 N 203.07 W 37 Imogen Cunningham, American photographer

D[edit]

Crater Latitude Longitude Diameter (km) Named after
Dali 45.3 N 240.6 W 175 Salvador Dalí, Spanish painter
Dario 26.5 S 10.0 W 151 Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan writer
de Graft 22.1 N 358.0 W 65 Joe de Graft, Ghanaian playwright
Debussy 33.9 S 347.5 W 85 Claude Debussy, French composer
Degas 37.4 N 126.4 W 60 Edgar Degas, French artist
Delacroix 44.7 S 129.0 W 146 Eugène Delacroix, French artist
Derain 8.7 S 340.3 W 190 André Derain, French artist
Derzhavin 44.9 N 35.3 W 159 Gavril Romanovich Derzhavin, Russian poet
Desprez 80.8 N 90.7 W 50 Josquin des Prez, Franco-Flemish composer
Dickens 72.9 S 153.3 W 78 Charles Dickens, English novelist
Dominici 1.4 N 36.5 W 20 Maria de Dominici, Maltese painter
Donne 2.8 N 13.8 W 88 John Donne, English poet
Dostoevskij 45.1 S 176.4 W 411 Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist
Dowland 53.5 S 179.5 W 100 John Dowland, English composer
Durer 21.9 N 119.0 W 180 Albrecht Dürer, German artist
Dvorak 9.6 S 11.9 W 82 Antonín Dvořák, Czech composer

E[edit]

Crater Latitude Longitude Diameter (km) Named after
Eastman 9.6 N 234.3 W 80 Charles Eastman, Sioux author
Eitoku 42.7 N 19.2 W 75 Kano Eitoku, Japanese artist
Eminescu 10.79 N 245.87 W 125 Mihail Eminescu, Romanian poet
Enwonwu 9.9 S 238.4 W 38 Ben Enwonwu, Nigerian painter
Equiano 40.2 S 30.7 W 99 Olaudah Equiano, Benin writer

F[edit]

Crater Latitude Longitude Diameter (km) Named after
Fet 4.9 S 179.9 W 24 Afanasy Fet, Russian poet
Firdousi 3.5 N 294.6 W 96 Hakim Ferdowsi, Persian poet
Flaubert 13.7 S 72.2 W 95 Gustave Flaubert, French author
Futabatei 16.2 S 83.0 W 66 Futabatei Shimei, Japanese author

G[edit]

Crater Latitude Longitude Diameter (km) Named after
Gainsborough 36.1 S 183.3 W 100 Thomas Gainsborough, English painter
Gauguin 66.3 N 96.3 W 72 Paul Gauguin, French artist
Geddes 27.3 N 29.7 W 80 Wilhelmina Geddes, Irish stained glass artist
Ghiberti 48.4 S 80.2 W 123 Lorenzo Ghiberti, Italian sculptor
Gibran 35.5 N 110.4 W 102 Khalil Gibran, Lebanese American poet and artist
Giotto 12.0 N 55.8 W 150 Giotto di Bondone, Italian painter
Glinka 14.8 N 111.7 W 86 Mikhail Glinka, Russian composer
Gluck 37.3 N 18.1 W 105 Christoph Willibald Gluck, Austrian composer
Goethe 78.5 N 44.5 W 383 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer
Gogol 28.1 S 146.4 W 87 Nikolai Gogol, Russian playwright
Goya 7.2 S 152.0 W 135 Francisco Goya, Spanish artist
Grieg 51.1 N 14.0 W 65 Edvard Grieg, Norwegian composer
Guido d'Arezzo 38.7 S 18.3 W 66 Guido of Arezzo, Italian music theorist

H[edit]

Crater Latitude Longitude Diameter (km) Named after
Hals 54.8 S 115.0 W 100 Frans Hals, Dutch painter
Han Kan 71.6 S 143.8 W 50 Han Gan, Chinese painter
Handel 3.4 N 33.8 W 166 George Frideric Handel, German composer
Harunobu 15.0 N 140.7 W 110 Suzuki Harunobu, Japanese artist
Hauptmann 23.7 S 179.9 W 120 Gerhart Hauptmann, German playwright
Hawthorne 51.3 S 115.1 W 107 Nathaniel Hawthorne, American novelist
Haydn 27.3 S 71.6 W 270 Joseph Haydn, Austrian composer
Heine 32.6 N 124.1 W 75 Heinrich Heine, German poet
Hemingway 17.5 N 2.9 W 130 Ernest Hemingway, American writer
Hesiod 58.5 S 35.0 W 107 Hesiod, Ancient Greek poet
Hiroshige 13.4 S 26.7 W 138 Ando Hiroshige, Japanese artist
Hitomaro 16.2 S 15.8 W 107 Kakinomoto no Hitomaro, Japanese poet
Hodgkins 29.2 N 341.9 W 20 Frances Hodgkins, New Zealand painter
Hokusai 58.3 N 342.3 W 95 Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese painter
Holbein 35.6 N 28.9 W 113 Hans Holbein the Younger, German artist
Holberg 67.0 S 61.1 W 61 Ludvig Holberg, Danish writer
Homer 1.2 S 36.2 W 314 Homer, Ancient Greek poet
Horace 68.9 S 52.0 W 58 Horace, Roman poet
Hovnatanian 7.6 S 187.5 W 34 Hakob Hovnatanian, Armenian painter
Hugo 38.9 N 47.0 W 198 Victor Hugo, French writer
Hun Kal 0.5 S 20.0 W 1.5 '20' in the language of the Maya (serves as Mercury's a meridian reference point)

I[edit]

Crater Latitude Longitude Diameter (km) Named after
Ibsen 24.1 S 35.6 W 159 Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian playwright
Ictinus 79.1 S 165.2 W 119 Iktinos, Ancient Greek architect
Imhotep 18.1 S 37.3 W 159 Imhotep, Ancient Egyptian architect
Ives 32.9 S 111.4 W 20 Charles Ives, American composer
Izquierdo 1.6 S 253.1 W 170 María Izquierdo, Mexican painter

J[edit]

Crater Latitude Longitude Diameter (km) Named after
Janáček 56.0 N 153.8 W 47 Leoš Janáček, Czech composer
Jokai 72.4 N 135.3 W 106 Mór Jókai, Hungarian writer
Judah Ha-Levi 10.9 N 107.7 W 80 Yehuda Halevi, Spanish-Jewish writer

K[edit]

Crater Latitude Longitude Diameter (km) Named after
Kandinsky 88 N 80 E  ? Kandinsky, Russian painter
Kalidasa 18.1 S 179.2 W 107 Kālidāsa, Sanskrit writer
Keats 69.9 S 154.5 W 115 John Keats, English poet
Kenko 21.5 S 16.1 W 99 Yoshida Kenkō, Japanese writer
Kertész 27.44 N 214.06 W 33 André Kertész, Hungarian photographer
Khansa 59.7 S 51.9 W 111 Al-Khansa, Arabic poet
Kipling 19.4 S 288.0 W 151 Rudyard Kipling, English author
Kōshō 60.1 N 138.2 W 65 Kōshō, Japanese sculptor
Kuan Han-ch'ing 29.4 N 52.4 W 151 Guan Hanqing, Chinese playwright
Kuiper 11.3 S 31.1 W 62 Gerard Kuiper, American astronomer
Kunisada 1.8 N 247.6 W 280 Utagawa Kunisada, Japanese woodblock printmaker
Kurosawa 53.4 S 21.8 W 159 Kinko Kurosawa, Japanese musician

L[edit]

Crater Latitude Longitude Diameter (km) Named after
Lange 6.4 N 260.0 W 180 Dorothea Lange, American photographer
Lennon[7][8] 36.41 S 318.76 W 95 John Lennon, former Beatles member
Leopardi 73.0 S 180.1 W 72 Giacomo Leopardi, Italian writer
Lermontov 15.2 N 48.1 W 152 Mikhail Lermontov, Russian writer
Lessing 28.7 S 89.7 W 100 Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, German dramatist
Li Ch'ing-Chao 77.1 S 73.1 W 61 Li Qingzhao, Chinese writer
Li Po 16.9 N 35.0 W 120 Li Bai, Chinese poet
Liang K'ai 40.3 S 182.8 W 140 Liang Kai, Chinese artist
Liszt 16.1 S 168.1 W 85 Franz Liszt, Hungarian composer
Lu Hsun 0 23.4 W 98 Lu Xun, Chinese writer
Lysippus 0.8 N 132.5 W 140 Lysippos, Ancient Greek sculptor

M[edit]

Crater Latitude Longitude Diameter (km) Named after
Ma Chih-Yuan 60.4 S 78.0 W 179 Ma Zhiyuan, Chinese writer
Machaut 1.9 S 82.1 W 106 Guillaume de Machaut, French poet and composer
Mahler 20.0 S 18.7 W 103 Gustav Mahler, Bohemian composer
Mansart 73.2 N 118.7 W 95 Jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect
Mansur 47.8 N 162.6 W 100 Ustad Mansur, Mughal artist
March 31.1 N 175.5 W 70 Ausias March, Catalan poet
Mark Twain 11.2 S 137.9 W 149 Mark Twain, American novelist
Marti 75.6 S 164.6 W 68 José Martí, Cuban writer
Martial 69.1 N 177.1 W 51 Martial, Roman poet
Matabei 39.7 S 13.9 W 24 Iwasa Matabei, Japanese painter
Matisse 24.0 S 89.8 W 210 Henri Matisse, French painter
Melville 21.5 N 10.1 W 154 Herman Melville, American novelist
Mena 0.2 S 124.4 W 52 Juan de Mena, Spanish poet
Mendes Pinto 61.3 S 17.8 W 214 Fernão Mendes Pinto, Portuguese writer
Michelangelo 45.0 S 109.1 W 216 Michelangelo, Italian artist
Mickiewicz 23.6 N 103.1 W 100 Adam Mickiewicz, Polish writer
Milton 26.2 S 174.8 W 186 John Milton, English poet
Mistral 4.5 N 54.0 W 110 Gabriela Mistral, Chilean poet
Mofolo 37.7 S 28.2 W 114 Thomas Mofolo, Lesotho writer
Molière 15.6 N 16.9 W 132 Molière, French playwright
Monet 44.4 N 10.3 W 303 Claude Monet, French artist
Monteverdi 63.8 N 77.3 W 138 Claudio Monteverdi, Italian composer
Moody 13.1 S 215.4 W 80 Ronald Moody, Jamaican painter
Mozart 8.0 N 190.5 W 270 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian composer
Munch 40.6 N 207.3 W 54 Edvard Munch, Norwegian painter
Munkácsy 21.9 N 259.1 W 180 Mihály Munkácsy, Hungarian painter
Murasaki 12.6 S 30.2 W 130 Murasaki Shikibu, Japanese writer
Mussorgskij 32.8 N 96.5 W 125 Modest Mussorgsky, Russian composer
Myron 70.9 N 79.3 W 31 Myron, Ancient Greek sculptor

N[edit]

Crater Latitude Longitude Diameter (km) Named after
Nampeyo 40.6 S 50.1 W 52 Nampeyo, Hopi potter
Navoi 59.0 N 200.0 W 66 Ali-Shir Nava'i, Uzbek poet
Nawahi 36.1 N 214.9 W 34 Joseph Nawahi, Hawaiian painter
Neruda 52.47 S 234.55 W 110 Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet
Nervo 43.0 N 179.0 W 63 Amado Nervo, Mexican poet
Neumann 37.3 S 34.5 W 120 Johann Balthasar Neumann, German architect
Nizami 71.5 N 165.0 W 76 Nizami, Persian poet

O[edit]

Crater Latitude Longitude Diameter (km) Named after
Okyo 69.1 S 75.8 W 65 Maruyama Ōkyo, Japanese painter
Oskison 60.6 N 215.3 W 120 John Milton Oskison, Cherokee author
Ovid 69.5 S 22.5 W 44 Ovid, Roman poet

P[edit]

Crater Latitude Longitude Diameter (km) Named after
Petrarch 30.6 S 26.2 W 171 Petrarch, Italian poet
Phidias 8.7 N 149.3 W 160 Phidias, Ancient Greek artist and architect
Philoxenus 8.7 S 111.5 W 90 Philoxenus of Cythera, Ancient Greek poet
Picasso 3.3 N 309.9 W 133 Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter
Pigalle 38.5 S 9.5 W 154 Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor
Po Chu-I 7.2 S 165.1 W 68 Bai Juyi, Chinese poet
Po Ya 46.2 S 20.2 W 103 Bo Ya, Chinese musician
Poe 44.0 N 201.2 W 75 Edgar Allan Poe, American poet
Polygnotus 0.3 S 68.4 W 133 Polygnotus, Ancient Greek painter
Praxiteles 27.3 N 59.2 W 182 Praxiteles, Ancient Greek sculptor
Prokofiev 86 N 296.3 W 112 Sergei Prokofiev, Russian composer
Proust 19.7 N 46.7 W 157 Marcel Proust, French novelist
Puccini 65.3 S 46.8 W 70 Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer
Purcell 81.3 N 146.8 W 91 Henry Purcell, English composer
Pushkin 66.3 S 22.4 W 231 Alexander Pushkin, Russian poet

Q[edit]

Crater Latitude Longitude Diameter (km) Named after
Qi Baishi 4.2 S 196.0 W 15 Qi Baishi, Chinese painter

R[edit]

Crater Latitude Longitude Diameter (km) Named after
Rabelais 61.0 S 62.4 W 141 François Rabelais, French writer
Rachmaninoff 27.6 N 302.4 W 290 Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russian composer
Raden Saleh 2.2 N 201.3 W 25 Raden Saleh, Javanese painter
Raditladi 27.28 N 240.93 W 257 Leetile Disang Raditladi, Botswanan writer
Rajnis 4.5 N 95.8 W 82 Rainis, Latvian writer
Rameau 54.9 S 37.5 W 51 Jean Philippe Rameau, French composer
Raphael 19.9 S 75.9 W 343 Raphael, Italian artist
Ravel 12.0 S 38.0 W 75 Maurice Ravel, French composer
Rembrandt 33.2 S 271.8 W 720 Rembrandt, Dutch artist
Renoir 18.6 S 51.5 W 246 Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French artist
Repin 19.2 S 63.0 W 107 Ilya Yefimovich Repin, Russian artist
Riemenschneider 52.8 S 99.6 W 145 Tilman Riemenschneider, German sculptor
Rilke 45.2 S 12.3 W 86 Rainer Maria Rilke, German poet
Rimbaud 62.0 S 148.0 W 85 Arthur Rimbaud, French poet
Rodin 21.1 N 18.2 W 229 Auguste Rodin, French sculptor
Rubens 59.8 N 74.1 W 175 Peter Paul Rubens, French artist
Rublev 15.1 S 156.8 W 132 Andrei Rublev, Russian icon painter
Rudaki 4.0 S 51.1 W 120 Rudaki, Persian poet
Rude 32.8 S 79.6 W 75 François Rude, French sculptor
Rumi 24.1 S 104.7 W 75 Mawlana Rumi, Persian poet

S[edit]

Crater Latitude Longitude Diameter (km) Named after
Sadi 78.6 S 56.0 W 68 Saadi, Persian poet
Saikaku 72.9 N 176.3 W 88 Ihara Saikaku, Japanese poet
Sander 42.59 N 205.6 W 50 August Sander, German photographer
Sarmiento 29.8 S 187.7 W 145 Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, Argentinian writer
Sayat-Nova 28.4 S 122.1 W 158 Sayat-Nova, Armenian poet
Scarlatti 40.5 N 100.0 W 129 Domenico Scarlatti, Alessandro Scarlatti, Italian composers
Schoenberg 16.0 S 135.7 W 29 Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian composer
Schubert 43.4 S 54.3 W 185 Franz Schubert, Austrian composer
Scopas 81.1 S 172.9 W 105 Scopas, Ancient Greek sculptor and architect
Sei 64.3 S 89.1 W 113 Sei Shōnagon, Japanese writer
Shakespeare 49.7 N 150.9 W 370 William Shakespeare, English writer
Shelley 47.8 S 127.8 W 164 Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poet
Sher-Gil 45.1 S 225.5 W 73 Amrita Sher-Gil, Indian painter
Shevchenko 53.8 S 46.5 W 137 Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian poet
Sholem Aleichem 50.4 N 87.7 W 200 Sholom Aleichem, Yiddish writer
Sibelius 49.6 S 144.7 W 90 Jean Sibelius, Finnish composer
Simonides 29.1 S 45.0 W 95 Simonides of Ceos, Greek poet
Sinan 15.5 N 29.8 W 147 Mimar Sinan, Ottoman architect
Smetana 48.5 S 70.2 W 190 Bedřich Smetana, Czech composer
Snorri 9.0 S 82.9 W 19 Snorri Sturluson, Icelandic poet
Sophocles 7.0 S 145.7 W 150 Sophocles, Ancient Greek dramatist
Sor Juana 49.0 N 23.9 W 93 Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz, Mexican writer
Sōseki 38.9 N 37.7 W 90 Natsume Sōseki, Japanese novelist
Sotatsu 49.1 S 18.1 W 165 Tawaraya Sōtatsu, Japanese artist
Spitteler 68.6 S 61.8 W 68 Carl Spitteler, Swiss poet
Steichen 13.14 S 282.73 W 159 Edward Steichen, American photographer
Stravinsky 50.5 N 73.5 W 190 Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer
Strindberg 53.7 N 135.3 W 190 August Strindberg, Swedish writer
Sullivan 16.9 S 86.3 W 145 Louis Sullivan, American architect
Sur Das 47.1 S 93.3 W 132 Surdas, Hindu, poet
Surikov 37.1 S 124.6 W 120 Vasily Surikov, Russian artist
Sveinsdóttir 2.58 S 259.96 W 220 Júlíana Sveinsdóttir, Icelandic artist

T[edit]

Crater Latitude Longitude Diameter (km) Named after
Takanobu 30.8 N 108.2 W 80 Fujiwara Takanobu, Japanese poet
Takayoshi 37.5 S 163.1 W 139 Fujiwara Takayoshi, Japanese painter
Tansen 3.9 N 70.9 W 34 Tansen, Hindustani composer
Thakur −2.5 64 115 Rabindranath Tagore, Indian writer
Theophanes 3.0 S 63.5 W 118 Theophanes the Greek, icon painter
Thoreau 5.9 N 132.3 W 80 Henry David Thoreau, American poet
Tintoretto 48.1 S 22.9 W 92 Tintoretto, Italian artist
Titian 3.6 S 42.1 W 121 Titian, Italian artist
To Ngoc Van 52.3 N 110.7 W 63 To Ngoc Van, Vietnamese painter
Tolkien 88.8 N 149.3 E 50 J. R. R. Tolkien, English writer
Tolstoj 16.3 S 163.5 W 390 Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer
Ts'ai Wen-chi 22.8 N 22.2 W 119 Cai Wenji, Chinese poet and composer
Ts'ao Chan 13.4 S 142.0 W 110 Cao Xueqin, Chinese novelist
Tsurayuki 63.0 S 21.3 W 87 Tsurayuki Kino, Japanese writer
Tung Yuan 73.6 N 55.0 W 64 Dong Yuan, Chinese artist
Turgenev 65.7 N 135.0 W 116 Ivan Turgenev, Russian writer
Tyagaraja 3.7 N 148.4 W 105 Tyāgarāja, Indian composer

U[edit]

Crater Latitude Longitude Diameter (km) Named after
Unkei 31.9 S 62.7 W 123 Unkei, Japanese sculptor
Ustad Isa 32.1 S 165.3 W 136 Ustad Isa, architect

V[edit]

Crater Latitude Longitude Diameter (km) Named after
Valmiki 23.5 S 141.0 W 221 Valmiki, Indian poet
Van Dijck 76.7 N 163.8 W 105 Anthony van Dyck, Flemish artist
Van Eyck 43.2 N 158.8 W 282 Jan van Eyck, Flemish artist
Van Gogh 76.5 S 134.9 W 104 Vincent van Gogh, Dutch artist
Velázquez 37.5 N 53.7 W 129 Diego Velázquez, Spanish painter
Verdi 64.7 N 168.6 W 163 Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer
Vicente 56.8 S 142.4 W 98 Gil Vicente, Portuguese writer
Vivaldi 13.7 N 85.0 W 213 Antonio Vivaldi, Italian composer
Vlaminck 28.0 N 12.7 W 97 Maurice de Vlaminck, French painter
Vyasa 48.3 N 81.1 W 290 Vyasa, Indian poet

W[edit]

Crater Latitude Longitude Diameter (km) Named after
Wagner 67.4 S 114.0 W 140 Richard Wagner, German composer
Wang Meng 8.8 N 103.8 W 165 Wang Meng, Chinese artist
Wergeland 38.0 S 56.5 W 42 Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian writer
Whitman 41.4 N 110.4 W 70 Walt Whitman, American poet
Wren 24.3 N 35.2 W 221 Christopher Wren, English architect

X[edit]

Crater Latitude Longitude Diameter (km) Named after
Xiao Zhao 10.4 N 236.21 W 23 Xiao Zhao, Chinese artist

Y[edit]

Crater Latitude Longitude Diameter (km) Named after
Yeats 9.2 N 34.6 W 100 William Butler Yeats, Irish poet
Yun Son-Do 72.7 S 109.4 W 68 Yun Sondo, Korean poet

Z[edit]

Crater Latitude Longitude Diameter (km) Named after
Zeami 3.1 S 147.2 W 120 Zeami Motokiyo, Japanese playwright
Zola 50.1 N 177.3 W 80 Émile Zola, French novelist

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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