Hitomaro (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 16°12′S 15°48′W / 16.2°S 15.8°W / -16.2; -15.8Coordinates: 16°12′S 15°48′W / 16.2°S 15.8°W / -16.2; -15.8
Diameter 107 km
Eponym Kakinomoto no Hitomaro

Hitomaro is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 107 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Hitomaro is named for the Japanese poet Kakinomoto no Hitomaro, who lived from 655 to 700.[2]


  1. ^ Moore, Patrick (2000). The Data Book of Astronomy. Institute of Physics Publishing. ISBN 0-7503-0620-3. 
  2. ^ "Hitomaro". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. NASA. Retrieved 2 July 2012.