List of mountains on the Moon

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This is a list of mountains on the Moon:

Mountains[edit]

These are isolated mountains or massifs.

Note that the heights listed below are not consistent across sources. In the 1960s, the US Army Mapping Service used elevation relative to 1,737,988 meters from the center of the Moon. In the 1970s, the US Defense Mapping Agency used 1,730,000 meters. The Clementine topographic data published in the 1990s uses 1,737,400 meters.

Also note that this table is not comprehensive, and does not list the highest places on the Moon. Clementine data show a range of about 18,100 meters from lowest to highest point on the Moon. The highest point, located on the far side of the Moon, is approximately 6500 meters higher than Mons Huygens (usually listed as the tallest mountain).

Name Lat./Long. Dia. Ht. Name Origin
Mons Agnes 18°36′N 5°18′E / 18.6°N 5.3°E / 18.6; 5.3 1 km   Greek feminine name
Mons Ampère 19°00′N 4°00′W / 19.0°N 4.0°W / 19.0; -4.0 30 km 3.0 km André-Marie Ampère, physicist
Mons André 5°12′N 120°36′E / 5.2°N 120.6°E / 5.2; 120.6 10 km   French masculine name
Mons Ardeshir 5°00′N 121°00′E / 5.0°N 121.0°E / 5.0; 121.0 8 km   Ardashir, Persian (Iranian) emperor
Mons Argaeus 19°00′N 29°00′E / 19.0°N 29.0°E / 19.0; 29.0 50 km   Mount Erciyes, Asia Minor
Mons Blanc 45°00′N 1°00′E / 45.0°N 1.0°E / 45.0; 1.0 25 km 3.6 km Mont Blanc, the Alps
Mons Bradley 22°00′N 1°00′E / 22.0°N 1.0°E / 22.0; 1.0 30 km 4.2 km James Bradley, astronomer
Mons Delisle 29°30′N 35°48′W / 29.5°N 35.8°W / 29.5; -35.8 30 km   Named after nearby crater Delisle
Mons Dieter 5°00′N 120°12′E / 5.0°N 120.2°E / 5.0; 120.2 20 km   German masculine name
Mons Dilip 5°36′N 120°48′E / 5.6°N 120.8°E / 5.6; 120.8 2 km   Indian masculine name
Mons Esam 14°36′N 35°42′E / 14.6°N 35.7°E / 14.6; 35.7 8 km   Arabic masculine name
Mons Ganau 4°48′N 120°36′E / 4.8°N 120.6°E / 4.8; 120.6 14 km   African masculine name
Mons Gruithuisen Delta 36°00′N 35°54′W / 36.0°N 35.9°W / 36.0; -35.9 20 km   Named after nearby crater Gruithuisen
Mons Gruithuisen Gamma 36°36′N 40°30′W / 36.6°N 40.5°W / 36.6; -40.5 20 km   Named after nearby crater Gruithuisen
Mons Hadley 26°30′N 4°42′E / 26.5°N 4.7°E / 26.5; 4.7 25 km 4.6 km John Hadley, inventor
Mons Hadley Delta 25°48′N 3°48′E / 25.8°N 3.8°E / 25.8; 3.8 15 km 3.5 km Named after nearby Mount Hadley
Mons Hansteen 12°06′S 50°00′W / 12.1°S 50.0°W / -12.1; -50.0 30 km   Named after nearby crater Hansteen
Mons Herodotus 27°30′N 53°00′W / 27.5°N 53.0°W / 27.5; -53.0 5 km   Named after nearby crater Herodotus
Mons Huygens 20°00′N 2°54′W / 20.0°N 2.9°W / 20.0; -2.9 40 km 4.7 km Christiaan Huygens, astronomer
Mons La Hire 27°48′N 25°30′W / 27.8°N 25.5°W / 27.8; -25.5 25 km 1.5 km Philippe de la Hire, astronomer
Mons Maraldi 20°18′N 35°18′E / 20.3°N 35.3°E / 20.3; 35.3 15 km 1.3 km Named after nearby crater Maraldi
Mons Moro 12°00′S 19°42′W / 12.0°S 19.7°W / -12.0; -19.7 10 km   Antonio Lazzaro Moro, Earth scientist
Mons Penck 10°00′S 21°36′E / 10.0°S 21.6°E / -10.0; 21.6 30 km 4. km Albrecht Penck, geographer
Mons Pico 45°42′N 8°54′W / 45.7°N 8.9°W / 45.7; -8.9 25 km 2. km Spanish for "peak"
Mons Piton 40°36′N 1°06′W / 40.6°N 1.1°W / 40.6; -1.1 25 km 2.3 km Mount Piton, Tenerife
Mons Rümker 40°48′N 58°06′W / 40.8°N 58.1°W / 40.8; -58.1 70 km 0.5 km Karl Ludwig Christian Rümker, astronomer
Mons Usov 12°00′N 63°00′E / 12.0°N 63.0°E / 12.0; 63.0 15 km   Mikhail A. Usov, geologist
Mons Vinogradov[1] 22°24′N 32°24′W / 22.4°N 32.4°W / 22.4; -32.4 25 km 1.4 km Aleksandr Pavlovich Vinogradov, chemist
Mons Vitruvius 19°24′N 30°48′E / 19.4°N 30.8°E / 19.4; 30.8 15 km 2.3 km Named after nearby crater Vitruvius
Mons Wolff 17°00′N 6°48′W / 17.0°N 6.8°W / 17.0; -6.8 35 km 3.5 km Baron Christian von Wolff, philosopher

Mountain ranges[edit]

Name Lat./Long. Dia. Name Origin
Montes Agricola 29°06′N 54°12′W / 29.1°N 54.2°W / 29.1; -54.2 141 km Georgius Agricola, Earth scientist
Montes Alpes 46°24′N 0°48′W / 46.4°N 0.8°W / 46.4; -0.8 281 km The Alps, Europe
Montes Apenninus 18°54′N 3°42′W / 18.9°N 3.7°W / 18.9; -3.7 401 km The Apennine Mountains, Italy
Montes Archimedes 25°18′N 4°36′W / 25.3°N 4.6°W / 25.3; -4.6 163 km Named after nearby crater Archimedes
Montes Carpatus 14°30′N 24°24′W / 14.5°N 24.4°W / 14.5; -24.4 361 km The Carpathian Mountains, Europe
Montes Caucasus 38°24′N 10°00′E / 38.4°N 10.0°E / 38.4; 10.0 445 km The Caucasus Mountains, Europe
Montes Cordillera 17°30′S 81°36′W / 17.5°S 81.6°W / -17.5; -81.6 574 km Spanish for "mountain chain"
Montes Haemus 19°54′N 9°12′E / 19.9°N 9.2°E / 19.9; 9.2 560 km Greek name for the Balkan Mountains
Montes Harbinger 27°00′N 41°00′W / 27.0°N 41.0°W / 27.0; -41.0 90 km Harbingers of dawn on the crater Aristarchus
Montes Jura 47°06′N 34°00′W / 47.1°N 34.0°W / 47.1; -34.0 422 km The Jura Mountains, Europe
Montes Pyrenaeus 15°36′S 41°12′E / 15.6°S 41.2°E / -15.6; 41.2 164 km The Pyrenees Mountains, Europe
Montes Recti 48°00′N 20°00′W / 48.0°N 20.0°W / 48.0; -20.0 90 km Latin for "straight range"
Montes Riphaeus 7°42′S 28°06′W / 7.7°S 28.1°W / -7.7; -28.1 189 km Greek name for the Ural Mountains, Russia
Montes Rook 20°36′S 82°30′W / 20.6°S 82.5°W / -20.6; -82.5 791 km Lawrence Rook, astronomer
Montes Secchi 3°00′N 43°00′E / 3.0°N 43.0°E / 3.0; 43.0 50 km Named after nearby crater Secchi
Montes Spitzbergen 35°00′N 5°00′W / 35.0°N 5.0°W / 35.0; -5.0 60 km Named after German for "sharp peaks" and for resemblance to the Spitsbergen islands
Montes Taurus 28°24′N 41°06′E / 28.4°N 41.1°E / 28.4; 41.1 172 km Taurus Mountains, Asia Minor
Montes Teneriffe 47°06′N 11°48′W / 47.1°N 11.8°W / 47.1; -11.8 182 km Tenerife island

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Formerly called Mons Euler.

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