List of craters on Mercury

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Mercurian: 397 craters (7.6%) List of craters on the Moon List of craters on Mars List of craters on Venus Others: 1,198 craters (23.0%)Circle frame.svg
  •   Mercurian: 397 craters (7.6%)
  •   lunar: 1,624 craters (31.2%)
  •   Martian: 1,092 craters (21.0%)
  •   Venerian: 900 craters (17.3%)
  •   Others: 1,198 craters (23.0%)
Distribution of named craters in the Solar System as of 2017.[2][3][4][5][a]

This is a list of named craters on Mercury, the innermost planet of the Solar System (for other features, see list of geological features on Mercury).[2] Most Mercurian craters are named after famous writers, artists and composers. According to the rules by IAU's Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature, 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.[6] Craters larger than 250 km in diameter are referred to as "basins" (also see § Terminology).[7][8]

As of 2017, there are 397 named Mercurian craters,[2] a small fraction of the total number of named Solar System craters, most of which are lunar, Martian and Venerian craters.[3][4][5][a]

Other, non-planetary bodies with numerous named craters include Callisto (141), Ganymede (131), Rhea (128), Vesta (90), Ceres (90), Dione (73), Iapetus (58), Enceladus (53), Tethys (50) and Europa (41). For a full list, see List of craters in the Solar System.


A[edit]

Crater Coordinates Diameter
(km)
Approval
Year
Eponym Ref
Abedin 61°44′N 10°40′W / 61.73°N 10.66°W / 61.73; -10.66 (Abedin) 116.23 2009 Zainul Abedin, Bangladeshi painter WGPSN
Abu Nuwas 17°38′N 21°11′W / 17.63°N 21.19°W / 17.63; -21.19 (Abu Nuwas) 117 1976 Abu Nuwas, Arabic poet WGPSN
Africanus Horton 50°58′S 41°11′W / 50.96°S 41.19°W / -50.96; -41.19 (Africanus Horton) 140 1976 Africanus Horton, Sierra Leonean writer WGPSN
Ahmad Baba 58°20′N 128°21′W / 58.33°N 128.35°W / 58.33; -128.35 (Ahmad Baba) 126 1979 Ahmad Baba al Massufi, West African writer WGPSN
Ailey 45°35′N 177°55′E / 45.58°N 177.92°E / 45.58; 177.92 (Ailey) 23 2012 Alvin Ailey, American choreographer WGPSN
Aksakov 34°43′N 78°44′W / 34.71°N 78.74°W / 34.71; -78.74 (Aksakov) 174 2012 Sergey Aksakov, Russian author WGPSN
Akutagawa 48°15′N 141°05′W / 48.25°N 141.09°W / 48.25; -141.09 (Akutagawa) 106 2015 Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Japanese writer WGPSN
Alver 66°58′S 77°15′E / 66.97°S 77.25°E / -66.97; 77.25 (Alver) 151.49 2013 Betti Alver, Estonian poet WGPSN
Al-Akhtal 59°23′N 99°43′W / 59.38°N 99.71°W / 59.38; -99.71 (Al-Akhtal) 94.29 1985 Akhtal, Arab poet WGPSN
Al-Hamadhani 39°11′N 91°46′W / 39.19°N 91.76°W / 39.19; -91.76 (Al-Hamadhani) 164 1979 Badi' az-Zaman al-Hamadhani, Arab writer WGPSN
Al-Jāhiz 1°22′N 21°46′W / 1.36°N 21.76°W / 1.36; -21.76 (Al-Jāhiz) 83 1976 Al-Jahiz, Arab author WGPSN
Alencar 63°38′S 103°47′W / 63.64°S 103.78°W / -63.64; -103.78 (Alencar) 106 1979 José de Alencar, Brazilian novelist WGPSN
Amaral 26°29′S 117°49′E / 26.49°S 117.82°E / -26.49; 117.82 (Amaral) 105 2008 Tarsila do Amaral, Brazilian artist WGPSN
Amru Al-Qays 12°26′N 176°07′W / 12.43°N 176.11°W / 12.43; -176.11 (Amru Al-Qays) 47 1976 Imru Al-Qays Ibn Hujr, Arabic poet WGPSN
Andal 47°31′S 37°43′W / 47.52°S 37.71°W / -47.52; -37.71 (Andal) 109 1976 Aandaal, Tamil writer WGPSN
Aneirin 27°28′S 2°41′W / 27.47°S 2.68°W / -27.47; -2.68 (Aneirin) 467 2014 Aneirin, Welsh poet (6th century) WGPSN
Apollodorus 30°32′N 163°17′E / 30.54°N 163.28°E / 30.54; 163.28 (Apollodorus) 41.5 2008 Apollodorus of Damascus, Ancient Greek architect WGPSN
Aristoxenus 83°56′N 17°28′W / 83.93°N 17.46°W / 83.93; -17.46 (Aristoxenus) 52.14 1979 Aristoxenus, Ancient Greek writer WGPSN
Aśvaghosa 10°37′N 21°29′W / 10.61°N 21.49°W / 10.61; -21.49 (Aśvaghosa) 88 1976 Asvaghosa, Sanskrit, poet WGPSN
Atget 25°34′N 166°23′E / 25.57°N 166.38°E / 25.57; 166.38 (Atget) 100 2008 Eugène Atget, French photographer WGPSN
back to top WWC arrow up.png

B[edit]

Crater Coordinates Diameter
(km)
Approval
Year
Eponym Ref
Bach 69°52′S 103°01′W / 69.86°S 103.01°W / -69.86; -103.01 (Bach) 214.29 1976 Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer WGPSN
Balagtas 22°34′S 13°54′W / 22.56°S 13.9°W / -22.56; -13.9 (Balagtas) 104 1976 Francisco Balagtas, Filipino poet WGPSN
Balanchine 38°28′N 175°31′E / 38.47°N 175.52°E / 38.47; 175.52 (Balanchine) 38 2012 George Balanchine, Russian choreographer WGPSN
Baranauskas 50°44′N 39°46′W / 50.73°N 39.76°W / 50.73; -39.76 (Baranauskas) 36 2015 Antanas Baranauskas, Lithuanian poet WGPSN
Barney 11°41′S 59°43′E / 11.69°S 59.71°E / -11.69; 59.71 (Barney) 29 2013 Natalie Clifford Barney, American-French playwright, poet, and novelist WGPSN
Balzac 10°37′N 144°40′W / 10.62°N 144.67°W / 10.62; -144.67 (Balzac) 67 1976 Honoré de Balzac, French writer WGPSN
Bartók 29°13′S 135°04′W / 29.22°S 135.06°W / -29.22; -135.06 (Bartók) 118 1979 Béla Bartók, Hungarian composer WGPSN
Barma 40°56′S 163°29′W / 40.93°S 163.49°W / -40.93; -163.49 (Barma) 123 1982 Postnik "Barma" Yakovlev, Russian architect WGPSN
Bashō 32°23′S 170°27′W / 32.39°S 170.45°W / -32.39; -170.45 (Bashō) 75 1979 Matsuo Bashō, Japanese poet WGPSN
Bechet 83°05′N 93°40′W / 83.08°N 93.66°W / 83.08; -93.66 (Bechet) 17.6 2013 Sidney Bechet, American jazz musician and composer WGPSN
Beckett 40°12′S 111°17′E / 40.2°S 111.29°E / -40.2; 111.29 (Beckett) 60 2008 Clarice Beckett, Australian painter WGPSN
Beethoven 20°52′S 124°13′W / 20.86°S 124.21°W / -20.86; -124.21 (Beethoven) 630 1976 Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer WGPSN
Bek 21°10′N 50°59′W / 21.16°N 50.99°W / 21.16; -50.99 (Bek) 32 2010 Bek, Egyptian sculptor WGPSN
Belinskij 77°05′S 103°55′W / 77.09°S 103.92°W / -77.09; -103.92 (Belinskij) 70.67 1985 Vissarion Belinsky, Russian literary critic WGPSN
Bello 18°52′S 120°11′W / 18.87°S 120.18°W / -18.87; -120.18 (Bello) 139 1976 Andrés Bello, Venezuelan writer WGPSN
Benoit 7°29′N 104°21′E / 7.48°N 104.35°E / 7.48; 104.35 (Benoit) 40 2009 Rigaud Benoit, Haitian artist WGPSN
Berkel 13°44′S 26°49′E / 13.73°S 26.81°E / -13.73; 26.81 (Berkel) 23 2009 Sabri Berkel, Turkish painter WGPSN
Berlioz 79°20′N 38°50′E / 79.33°N 38.83°E / 79.33; 38.83 (Berlioz) 31.44 2013 Hector Berlioz, French composer WGPSN
Bernini 80°19′S 140°58′W / 80.32°S 140.97°W / -80.32; -140.97 (Bernini) 168.13 1976 Gianlorenzo Bernini, Italian, sculptor WGPSN
Bjornson 73°07′N 113°59′W / 73.11°N 113.99°W / 73.11; -113.99 (Bjornson) 75.93 1985 Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Norwegian poet WGPSN
Boccaccio 80°59′S 23°01′W / 80.99°S 23.01°W / -80.99; -23.01 (Boccaccio) 151.95 1976 Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian writer WGPSN
Boethius 0°59′S 73°38′W / 0.98°S 73.64°W / -0.98; -73.64 (Boethius) 114 1976 Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius, Roman philosopher WGPSN
Botticelli 63°38′N 112°21′W / 63.63°N 112.35°W / 63.63; -112.35 (Botticelli) 136.35 1979 Sandro Botticelli, Italian artist WGPSN
Boznańska 59°38′N 40°45′W / 59.64°N 40.75°W / 59.64; -40.75 (Boznańska) 72 2015 Olga Boznańska, Polish painter WGPSN
Brahms 58°19′N 177°22′W / 58.32°N 177.36°W / 58.32; -177.36 (Brahms) 100 1979 Johannes Brahms, German composer WGPSN
Bramante 47°14′S 61°33′W / 47.23°S 61.55°W / -47.23; -61.55 (Bramante) 156 1976 Donato Bramante, Italian architect WGPSN
Brontë 38°23′N 127°04′W / 38.39°N 127.06°W / 38.39; -127.06 (Brontë) 68 1976 The Brontë family, English writers and artists WGPSN
Brooks 45°13′S 168°01′W / 45.22°S 168.02°W / -45.22; -168.02 (Brooks) 34 2015 Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet and novelist WGPSN
Bruegel 49°44′N 109°28′W / 49.73°N 109.46°W / 49.73; -109.46 (Bruegel) 72 1985 Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Flemish painter WGPSN
Brunelleschi 8°56′S 22°31′W / 8.94°S 22.51°W / -8.94; -22.51 (Brunelleschi) 128.57 1976 Filippo Brunelleschi, Italian architect WGPSN
Burke 85°55′N 171°34′W / 85.91°N 171.56°W / 85.91; -171.56 (Burke) 28.5 2015 Billie Burke, American actress WGPSN
Burns 54°06′N 117°22′W / 54.1°N 117.37°W / 54.1; -117.37 (Burns) 43 1985 Robert Burns, Scottish poet WGPSN
Byron 8°26′S 33°00′W / 8.44°S 33°W / -8.44; -33 (Byron) 106.58 1976 Lord Byron, English poet WGPSN
back to top WWC arrow up.png

C[edit]

Crater Coordinates Diameter
(km)
Approval
Year
Eponym Ref
Calder 3°31′N 12°45′E / 3.51°N 12.75°E / 3.51; 12.75 (Calder) 24 2013 Alexander Calder, American sculptor WGPSN
Callicrates 66°31′S 30°22′W / 66.51°S 30.37°W / -66.51; -30.37 (Callicrates) 68 1976 Kallicrates, Ancient Greek architect WGPSN
Camões 71°25′S 68°23′W / 71.42°S 68.39°W / -71.42; -68.39 (Camões) 70 1976 Luís de Camões, Portuguese writer WGPSN
Capote 21°06′S 72°25′E / 21.1°S 72.41°E / -21.1; 72.41 (Capote) 88 2013 Truman Capote, American Author WGPSN
Carducci 36°32′S 90°23′W / 36.54°S 90.39°W / -36.54; -90.39 (Carducci) 108.19 1976 Giosuè Carducci, Italian poet WGPSN
Calvino 3°59′S 56°02′W / 3.99°S 56.03°W / -3.99; -56.03 (Calvino) 67 2009 Italo Calvino, Italian writer WGPSN
Caravaggio 3°11′N 87°14′E / 3.18°N 87.24°E / 3.18; 87.24 (Caravaggio) 185 2013 Michelangelo Merisi Caravaggio, Italian painter WGPSN
Carolan 83°53′N 31°46′E / 83.88°N 31.77°E / 83.88; 31.77 (Carolan) 24.34 2015 Turlough Carolan, Irish composer and performer WGPSN
Caruso 2°20′S 76°22′W / 2.33°S 76.36°W / -2.33; -76.36 (Caruso) 31 2013 Enrico Caruso, Italian singer WGPSN
Castiglione 40°52′S 87°58′E / 40.87°S 87.96°E / -40.87; 87.96 (Castiglione) 80 2015 Giuseppe Castiglione, Italian painter WGPSN
Catullus 21°54′N 67°33′W / 21.9°N 67.55°W / 21.9; -67.55 (Catullus) 100.2 2012 Gaius Valerius Catullus, Roman poet WGPSN
Cervantes 76°05′S 124°16′W / 76.09°S 124.26°W / -76.09; -124.26 (Cervantes) 213.16 1976 Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish writer WGPSN
Cézanne 8°28′S 123°41′W / 8.47°S 123.69°W / -8.47; -123.69 (Cézanne) 67 1985 Paul Cézanne, French painter WGPSN
Chaikovskij 7°52′N 50°56′W / 7.86°N 50.93°W / 7.86; -50.93 (Chaikovskij) 171 1976 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer WGPSN
Chao Meng-Fu 88°25′S 156°22′W / 88.42°S 156.36°W / -88.42; -156.36 (Chao Meng-Fu) 140.73 1976 Zhao Mengfu, Chinese artist WGPSN
Chesterton 88°31′N 126°54′W / 88.51°N 126.9°W / 88.51; -126.9 (Chesterton) 37.23 2012 Gilbert Keith Chesterton, English author WGPSN
Chiang K'ui 14°43′N 102°48′W / 14.71°N 102.8°W / 14.71; -102.8 (Chiang K'ui) 41 1976 Jiang Kui, Chinese poet WGPSN
Chŏng Ch'ŏl 46°52′N 117°19′W / 46.87°N 117.31°W / 46.87; -117.31 (Chŏng Ch'ŏl) 143 1979 Jeong Cheol, Korean poet WGPSN
Chopin 65°27′S 123°24′W / 65.45°S 123.4°W / -65.45; -123.4 (Chopin) 131 1976 Frédéric Chopin, Polish composer WGPSN
Chu Ta 2°02′N 105°40′W / 2.04°N 105.66°W / 2.04; -105.66 (Chu Ta) 100 1976 Zhu Da, Chinese painter WGPSN
Coleridge 55°40′S 66°36′W / 55.67°S 66.6°W / -55.67; -66.6 (Coleridge) 112 1976 Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet WGPSN
Copland 37°38′N 72°59′E / 37.63°N 72.99°E / 37.63; 72.99 (Copland) 208 2010 Aaron Copland, American composer WGPSN
Copley 38°38′S 86°01′W / 38.63°S 86.01°W / -38.63; -86.01 (Copley) 34 1976 John Singleton Copley, American painter WGPSN
Couperin 29°44′N 151°56′W / 29.74°N 151.94°W / 29.74; -151.94 (Couperin) 80 1979 The Couperin family of French musicians WGPSN
Cunningham 30°25′N 157°04′E / 30.41°N 157.07°E / 30.41; 157.07 (Cunningham) 37 2008 Imogen Cunningham, American photographer WGPSN
back to top WWC arrow up.png

D[edit]

Crater Coordinates Diameter
(km)
Approval
Year
Eponym Ref
Dali 45°10′N 119°44′E / 45.16°N 119.74°E / 45.16; 119.74 (Dali) 176 2008 Salvador Dalí, Spanish painter WGPSN
Damer 36°22′N 115°49′W / 36.36°N 115.81°W / 36.36; -115.81 (Damer) 60 2013 Anne Seymour Damer, English sculptor WGPSN
Darío 26°17′S 9°31′W / 26.28°S 9.51°W / -26.28; -9.51 (Darío) 151 1976 Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan writer WGPSN
David 17°40′S 67°52′E / 17.66°S 67.87°E / -17.66; 67.87 (David) 23 2013 Jacques-Louis David, French painter WGPSN
de Graft 22°03′N 1°53′E / 22.05°N 1.89°E / 22.05; 1.89 (de Graft) 68 2009 Joe de Graft, Ghanaian playwright WGPSN
Debussy 33°57′S 12°32′E / 33.95°S 12.54°E / -33.95; 12.54 (Debussy) 81 2010 Claude Debussy, French composer WGPSN
Degas 37°05′N 127°20′W / 37.08°N 127.34°W / 37.08; -127.34 (Degas) 54 1979 Edgar Degas, French artist WGPSN
Delacroix 44°19′S 129°31′W / 44.32°S 129.51°W / -44.32; -129.51 (Delacroix) 158 1979 Eugène Delacroix, French artist WGPSN
Derain 9°00′S 19°42′E / 9°S 19.7°E / -9; 19.7 (Derain) 167 2009 André Derain, French artist WGPSN
Derzhavin 45°36′N 36°56′W / 45.6°N 36.93°W / 45.6; -36.93 (Derzhavin) 156 1979 Gavril Romanovich Derzhavin, Russian poet WGPSN
Despréz 81°05′N 101°15′W / 81.08°N 101.25°W / 81.08; -101.25 (Despréz) 47.05 1979 Josquin des Prez, Franco-Flemish composer WGPSN
Dickens 73°16′S 155°58′W / 73.26°S 155.96°W / -73.26; -155.96 (Dickens) 77.31 1976 Charles Dickens, English novelist WGPSN
Disney 68°09′S 99°48′E / 68.15°S 99.8°E / -68.15; 99.8 (Disney) 113 2012 Walt Disney, American animator WGPSN
Dominici 1°17′N 36°29′W / 1.29°N 36.49°W / 1.29; -36.49 (Dominici) 20 2010 Maria de Dominici, Maltese painter WGPSN
Donelaitis 52°58′S 38°25′E / 52.96°S 38.42°E / -52.96; 38.42 (Donelaitis) 85 2013 Kristijonas Donelaitis, Lithuanian poet WGPSN
Donne 2°55′N 14°03′W / 2.92°N 14.05°W / 2.92; -14.05 (Donne) 86 1976 John Donne, English poet WGPSN
Dostoevskij 44°44′S 178°07′W / 44.73°S 178.11°W / -44.73; -178.11 (Dostoevskij) 430.06 1979 Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist WGPSN
Dowland 53°34′S 179°18′E / 53.56°S 179.3°E / -53.56; 179.3 (Dowland) 158 1979 John Dowland, English composer WGPSN
Driscoll 30°35′N 33°35′W / 30.58°N 33.58°W / 30.58; -33.58 (Driscoll) 30 2015 Clara Driscoll, American artist WGPSN
Duccio 58°14′N 52°25′W / 58.23°N 52.42°W / 58.23; -52.42 (Duccio) 132 2013 Duccio di Buoninsegna, Italian painter WGPSN
Du Fu 25°00′N 93°40′W / 25°N 93.66°W / 25; -93.66 (Du Fu) 33 2015 Tu Fu, Chinese artist WGPSN
Dürer 21°31′N 118°59′W / 21.51°N 118.98°W / 21.51; -118.98 (Dürer) 195 1976 Albrecht Dürer, German artist WGPSN
Dvorák 9°24′S 12°08′W / 9.4°S 12.13°W / -9.4; -12.13 (Dvorák) 75 1976 Antonín Dvořák, Czech composer WGPSN
back to top WWC arrow up.png

E[edit]

Crater Coordinates Diameter
(km)
Approval
Year
Eponym Ref
Eastman 9°31′N 125°46′E / 9.52°N 125.76°E / 9.52; 125.76 (Eastman) 67 2009 Charles Eastman, Sioux author WGPSN
Echegaray 43°29′N 20°13′W / 43.48°N 20.22°W / 43.48; -20.22 (Echegaray) 63 1985 Jose Echegaray, Spanish dramatist WGPSN
Egonu 67°09′N 61°29′E / 67.15°N 61.48°E / 67.15; 61.48 (Egonu) 25 2012 Uzo Egonu, Nigerian artist WGPSN
Eitoku 21°48′S 157°11′W / 21.8°S 157.18°W / -21.8; -157.18 (Eitoku) 101 1976 Kano Eitoku, Japanese artist WGPSN
Ellington 12°53′S 26°06′E / 12.88°S 26.1°E / -12.88; 26.1 (Ellington) 216 2012 Duke Ellington, American musician WGPSN
Eminescu 10°40′N 114°13′E / 10.66°N 114.21°E / 10.66; 114.21 (Eminescu) 129 2008 Mihail Eminescu, Romanian poet WGPSN
Enheduanna 48°20′N 33°35′W / 48.34°N 33.59°W / 48.34; -33.59 (Enheduanna) 105 2015 Enheduanna, Sumerian poet WGPSN
Enwonwu 10°01′S 121°58′E / 10.01°S 121.96°E / -10.01; 121.96 (Enwonwu) 38 2008 Ben Enwonwu, Nigerian painter WGPSN
Ensor 82°19′N 17°32′W / 82.32°N 17.53°W / 82.32; -17.53 (Ensor) 24.92 2013 James Ensor, Belgian painter WGPSN
Equiano 40°00′S 30°35′W / 40°S 30.59°W / -40; -30.59 (Equiano) 102 1976 Olaudah Equiano, Benin writer WGPSN
Erté 27°26′N 117°20′W / 27.44°N 117.33°W / 27.44; -117.33 (Erté) 48.5 2013 Erté, Russian-born French artist WGPSN
back to top WWC arrow up.png

F[edit]

Crater Coordinates Diameter
(km)
Approval
Year
Eponym Ref
Faulkner 8°05′N 76°58′E / 8.08°N 76.97°E / 8.08; 76.97 (Faulkner) 168 2012 William Faulkner, American author WGPSN
Fet 4°43′S 179°47′E / 4.72°S 179.78°E / -4.72; 179.78 (Fet) 79 1985 Afanasy Fet, Russian poet WGPSN
Firdousi 3°28′N 65°19′E / 3.47°N 65.32°E / 3.47; 65.32 (Firdousi) 98 2010 Hakim Ferdowsi, Persian poet WGPSN
Flaubert 13°50′S 72°42′W / 13.83°S 72.7°W / -13.83; -72.7 (Flaubert) 95 1985 Gustave Flaubert, French author WGPSN
Flaiano 21°17′S 76°44′W / 21.29°S 76.73°W / -21.29; -76.73 (Flaiano) 43 2013 Ennio Flaiano, Italian author WGPSN
Fonteyn 32°49′N 95°31′E / 32.82°N 95.51°E / 32.82; 95.51 (Fonteyn) 29 2012 Margot Fonteyn, English ballet dancer WGPSN
Fuller 82°38′N 42°39′W / 82.63°N 42.65°W / 82.63; -42.65 (Fuller) 26.97 2013 Richard Buckminster Fuller, American engineer and architect WGPSN
Futabatei 16°03′S 83°31′W / 16.05°S 83.52°W / -16.05; -83.52 (Futabatei) 57 1976 Futabatei Shimei, Japanese author WGPSN
back to top WWC arrow up.png

G[edit]

Crater Coordinates Diameter
(km)
Approval
Year
Eponym Ref
Gainsborough 35°44′S 175°29′E / 35.73°S 175.48°E / -35.73; 175.48 (Gainsborough) 95 1985 Thomas Gainsborough, English painter WGPSN
Gaudí 76°54′N 69°10′E / 76.9°N 69.16°E / 76.9; 69.16 (Gaudí) 81 2012 Antoni Gaudí i Cornet, Spanish Catalan architect WGPSN
Gauguin 66°22′N 100°01′W / 66.36°N 100.01°W / 66.36; -100.01 (Gauguin) 70 1979 Paul Gauguin, French artist WGPSN
Geddes 27°10′N 29°43′W / 27.17°N 29.72°W / 27.17; -29.72 (Geddes) 84 2010 Wilhelmina Geddes, Irish stained glass artist WGPSN
Ghiberti 48°33′S 80°09′W / 48.55°S 80.15°W / -48.55; -80.15 (Ghiberti) 110 1976 Lorenzo Ghiberti, Italian sculptor WGPSN
Giambologna 42°35′S 124°07′W / 42.58°S 124.11°W / -42.58; -124.11 (Giambologna) 69 2013 Giambologna, Flemish sculptor WGPSN
Gibran 35°44′N 111°26′W / 35.73°N 111.44°W / 35.73; -111.44 (Gibran) 106 2009 Khalil Gibran, Lebanese American poet and artist WGPSN
Giotto 12°28′N 56°29′W / 12.46°N 56.48°W / 12.46; -56.48 (Giotto) 144 1976 Giotto di Bondone, Italian painter WGPSN
Glinka 14°50′N 112°33′W / 14.83°N 112.55°W / 14.83; -112.55 (Glinka) 89 2008 Mikhail Glinka, Russian composer WGPSN
Gluck 37°57′N 18°47′W / 37.95°N 18.78°W / 37.95; -18.78 (Gluck) 100 1979 Christoph Willibald Gluck, Austrian composer WGPSN
Goethe 81°06′N 51°02′W / 81.1°N 51.03°W / 81.1; -51.03 (Goethe) 317.17 1979 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer WGPSN
Gogol 28°16′S 147°28′W / 28.26°S 147.46°W / -28.26; -147.46 (Gogol) 79 1985 Nikolai Gogol, Russian playwright WGPSN
Goya 6°47′S 152°17′W / 6.79°S 152.29°W / -6.79; -152.29 (Goya) 138 1976 Francisco Goya, Spanish artist WGPSN
Grainger 44°05′S 104°49′E / 44.09°S 104.81°E / -44.09; 104.81 (Grainger) 113 2012 Percy Grainger, Australian composer WGPSN
Grieg 52°29′N 15°22′W / 52.49°N 15.36°W / 52.49; -15.36 (Grieg) 59 1985 Edvard Grieg, Norwegian composer WGPSN
Grotell 71°05′N 31°38′W / 71.09°N 31.63°W / 71.09; -31.63 (Grotell) 48.25 2012 Maija Grotell, Finnish and American ceramist WGPSN
Guido d'Arezzo 38°25′S 18°32′W / 38.41°S 18.53°W / -38.41; -18.53 (Guido d'Arezzo) 58 1976 Guido of Arezzo, Italian music theorist WGPSN
back to top WWC arrow up.png

H[edit]

Crater Coordinates Diameter
(km)
Approval
Year
Eponym Ref
Hafiz 19°30′N 79°34′E / 19.5°N 79.56°E / 19.5; 79.56 (Hafiz) 280 2014 Hafiz of Shiraz, Persian poet WGPSN
Hals 54°58′S 114°59′W / 54.96°S 114.99°W / -54.96; -114.99 (Hals) 93 1985 Frans Hals, Dutch painter WGPSN
Han Kan 72°08′S 146°24′W / 72.13°S 146.4°W / -72.13; -146.4 (Han Kan) 50 1985 Han Gan, Chinese painter WGPSN
Handel 3°32′N 34°23′W / 3.53°N 34.38°W / 3.53; -34.38 (Handel) 138 1976 George Frideric Handel, German composer WGPSN
Harunobu 14°53′N 140°56′W / 14.88°N 140.93°W / 14.88; -140.93 (Harunobu) 107 1976 Suzuki Harunobu, Japanese artist WGPSN
Hauptmann 23°42′S 179°35′E / 23.7°S 179.59°E / -23.7; 179.59 (Hauptmann) 118 1985 Gerhart Hauptmann, German playwright WGPSN
Hawthorne 51°19′S 115°20′W / 51.31°S 115.34°W / -51.31; -115.34 (Hawthorne) 120 1979 Nathaniel Hawthorne, American novelist WGPSN
Haydn 27°13′S 71°38′W / 27.22°S 71.64°W / -27.22; -71.64 (Haydn) 251 1976 Joseph Haydn, Austrian composer WGPSN
Heine 32°28′N 124°53′W / 32.46°N 124.88°W / 32.46; -124.88 (Heine) 73 1979 Heinrich Heine, German poet WGPSN
Hemingway 17°23′N 3°08′W / 17.38°N 3.13°W / 17.38; -3.13 (Hemingway) 126 2009 Ernest Hemingway, American writer WGPSN
Henri 79°41′N 152°59′E / 79.68°N 152.98°E / 79.68; 152.98 (Henri) 163.8 2012 Robert Henri, American painter WGPSN
Hesiod 58°16′S 34°15′W / 58.27°S 34.25°W / -58.27; -34.25 (Hesiod) 101 1976 Hesiod, Ancient Greek poet WGPSN
Hiroshige 13°20′S 26°58′W / 13.34°S 26.96°W / -13.34; -26.96 (Hiroshige) 138 1976 Ando Hiroshige, Japanese artist WGPSN
Hitomaro 16°04′S 15°39′W / 16.07°S 15.65°W / -16.07; -15.65 (Hitomaro) 105 1976 Kakinomoto no Hitomaro, Japanese poet WGPSN
Hodgkins 29°07′N 17°58′E / 29.12°N 17.97°E / 29.12; 17.97 (Hodgkins) 19 2009 Frances Hodgkins, New Zealand painter WGPSN
Hokusai 57°50′N 16°39′E / 57.84°N 16.65°E / 57.84; 16.65 (Hokusai) 114 2010 Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese painter WGPSN
Holbein 36°10′N 29°50′W / 36.16°N 29.84°W / 36.16; -29.84 (Holbein) 115 1979 Hans Holbein the Younger, German artist WGPSN
Holberg 67°22′S 59°34′W / 67.37°S 59.57°W / -67.37; -59.57 (Holberg) 64 1976 Ludvig Holberg, Danish writer WGPSN
Holst 17°25′S 44°58′E / 17.42°S 44.96°E / -17.42; 44.96 (Holst) 170 2012 Gustav Holst, British composer WGPSN
Homer 1°18′S 36°37′W / 1.3°S 36.62°W / -1.3; -36.62 (Homer) 319 1976 Homer, Ancient Greek poet WGPSN
Hopper 12°26′S 55°58′W / 12.44°S 55.96°W / -12.44; -55.96 (Hopper) 36 2012 Edward Hopper, American painter WGPSN
Horace 69°20′S 50°01′W / 69.34°S 50.02°W / -69.34; -50.02 (Horace) 56 1976 Horace, Roman poet WGPSN
Hovnatanian 7°41′S 172°43′E / 7.68°S 172.71°E / -7.68; 172.71 (Hovnatanian) 34 2008 Hakob Hovnatanian, Armenian painter WGPSN
Hugo 39°37′N 48°29′W / 39.61°N 48.49°W / 39.61; -48.49 (Hugo) 206 1979 Victor Hugo, French writer WGPSN
Hun Kal 0°28′S 19°56′W / 0.47°S 19.93°W / -0.47; -19.93 (Hun Kal) 0.93 1976 '20' in the language of the Maya (serves as Mercury's a meridian reference point) WGPSN
Hurley 87°22′S 6°59′W / 87.36°S 6.99°W / -87.36; -6.99 (Hurley) 67 2013 Frank Hurley, Australian photographer WGPSN
back to top WWC arrow up.png

I[edit]

Crater Coordinates Diameter
(km)
Approval
Year
Eponym Ref
Ibsen 24°21′S 35°53′W / 24.35°S 35.89°W / -24.35; -35.89 (Ibsen) 159 1976 Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian playwright WGPSN
Ictinus 79°34′S 174°14′W / 79.56°S 174.24°W / -79.56; -174.24 (Ictinus) 58.03 1976 Iktinos, Ancient Greek architect WGPSN
Imhotep 17°58′S 37°29′W / 17.97°S 37.48°W / -17.97; -37.48 (Imhotep) 159 1976 Imhotep, Ancient Egyptian architect WGPSN
Ives 32°52′S 111°59′W / 32.87°S 111.99°W / -32.87; -111.99 (Ives) 18 1979 Charles Ives, American composer WGPSN
Izquierdo 1°40′S 107°02′E / 1.66°S 107.04°E / -1.66; 107.04 (Izquierdo) 174 2009 María Izquierdo, Mexican painter WGPSN
back to top WWC arrow up.png

J[edit]

Crater Coordinates Diameter
(km)
Approval
Year
Eponym Ref
Janáček 55°43′N 154°51′W / 55.72°N 154.85°W / 55.72; -154.85 (Janáček) 47 1985 Leoš Janáček, Czech composer WGPSN
Jókai 71°56′N 138°27′W / 71.93°N 138.45°W / 71.93; -138.45 (Jókai) 93 1979 Mór Jókai, Hungarian writer WGPSN
Jobim 32°27′N 66°53′W / 32.45°N 66.88°W / 32.45; -66.88 (Jobim) 167 2015 Antonio Carlos Jobim, Brazilian composer WGPSN
Joplin 38°34′S 25°31′E / 38.56°S 25.51°E / -38.56; 25.51 (Joplin) 139 2012 Scott Joplin, American composer WGPSN
Judah Ha-Levi 10°47′N 108°01′W / 10.79°N 108.01°W / 10.79; -108.01 (Judah Ha-Levi) 85 1976 Yehuda Halevi, Spanish-Jewish writer WGPSN
back to top WWC arrow up.png

K[edit]

Crater Coordinates Diameter
(km)
Approval
Year
Eponym Ref
Kandinsky 87°53′N 78°47′E / 87.89°N 78.78°E / 87.89; 78.78 (Kandinsky) 60 2012 Wassily Kandinsky, Russian painter WGPSN
Karsh 35°29′S 78°51′E / 35.49°S 78.85°E / -35.49; 78.85 (Karsh) 58 2015 Yousuf Karsh, Armenian-Canadian photographer WGPSN
Kālidāsā 18°13′S 179°49′W / 18.21°S 179.82°W / -18.21; -179.82 (Kālidāsā) 160 1976 Kālidāsa, Sanskrit writer WGPSN
Keats 70°19′S 156°39′W / 70.31°S 156.65°W / -70.31; -156.65 (Keats) 107.85 1976 John Keats, English poet WGPSN
Kenkō 21°21′S 16°10′W / 21.35°S 16.16°W / -21.35; -16.16 (Kenkō) 105 1976 Yoshida Kenkō, Japanese writer WGPSN
Kerouac 25°13′N 129°06′E / 25.21°N 129.1°E / 25.21; 129.1 (Kerouac) 110 2015 Jack Kerouac, American writer WGPSN
Kertész 27°22′N 146°05′E / 27.37°N 146.08°E / 27.37; 146.08 (Kertész) 32 2008 André Kertész, Hungarian photographer WGPSN
Khansa 58°57′S 51°56′W / 58.95°S 51.94°W / -58.95; -51.94 (Khansa) 113 1976 Al-Khansa, Arabic poet WGPSN
Kipling 19°22′S 72°01′E / 19.37°S 72.02°E / -19.37; 72.02 (Kipling) 164 2010 Rudyard Kipling, English author WGPSN
Kobro 82°10′S 81°13′E / 82.16°S 81.22°E / -82.16; 81.22 (Kobro) 54 2012 Katarzyna Kobro, Polish sculptor WGPSN
Kofi 56°45′N 117°52′E / 56.75°N 117.87°E / 56.75; 117.87 (Kofi) 136 2012 Vincent Kofi, Ghanaian sculptor WGPSN
Komeda 82°44′S 90°28′E / 82.74°S 90.47°E / -82.74; 90.47 (Komeda) 54 2012 Krzysztof Komeda, Polish composer WGPSN
Kōshō 59°56′N 139°52′W / 59.93°N 139.87°W / 59.93; -139.87 (Kōshō) 64 1985 Kōshō, Japanese sculptor WGPSN
Kuan Han-Ch'ing 29°26′N 53°40′W / 29.44°N 53.67°W / 29.44; -53.67 (Kuan Han-Ch'ing) 143 1979 Guan Hanqing, Chinese playwright WGPSN
Kuiper 11°20′S 31°19′W / 11.34°S 31.32°W / -11.34; -31.32 (Kuiper) 62 1976 Gerard Kuiper, American astronomer WGPSN
Kulthum 50°43′N 93°32′E / 50.72°N 93.53°E / 50.72; 93.53 (Kulthum) 31 2015 Umm Kulthum, Egyptian singer WGPSN
Kunisada 1°22′N 113°01′E / 1.37°N 113.02°E / 1.37; 113.02 (Kunisada) 241.45 2009 Utagawa Kunisada, Japanese woodblock printmaker WGPSN
Kuniyoshi 57°52′S 37°29′W / 57.87°S 37.49°W / -57.87; -37.49 (Kuniyoshi) 27 2014 Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Japanese painter and printmaker WGPSN
Kurosawa 52°26′S 21°29′W / 52.44°S 21.49°W / -52.44; -21.49 (Kurosawa) 152 1976 Kinko Kurosawa, Japanese musician WGPSN
Kyōsai 25°09′N 4°52′E / 25.15°N 4.86°E / 25.15; 4.86 (Kyōsai) 39 2012 Kawanabe Kyosai, Japanese artist WGPSN
back to top WWC arrow up.png

L[edit]

Crater Coordinates Diameter
(km)
Approval
Year
Eponym Ref
Lange 6°17′N 100°28′E / 6.28°N 100.47°E / 6.28; 100.47 (Lange) 176.23 2009 Dorothea Lange, American photographer WGPSN
Larrocha 43°17′N 69°50′W / 43.29°N 69.83°W / 43.29; -69.83 (Larrocha) 196 2013 Alicia de Larrocha, Spanish pianist WGPSN
Laxness 83°16′N 50°02′W / 83.27°N 50.04°W / 83.27; -50.04 (Laxness) 25.89 2013 Halldór Laxness, Icelandic writer WGPSN
L'Engle 86°38′S 69°37′E / 86.63°S 69.62°E / -86.63; 69.62 (L'Engle) 62 2013 Madeleine L'Engle, American author WGPSN
Lennon 36°25′S 41°11′E / 36.41°S 41.18°E / -36.41; 41.18 (Lennon) 95 2013 John Lennon, former Beatles member[9][10] WGPSN
Leopardi 72°46′S 175°10′E / 72.76°S 175.16°E / -72.76; 175.16 (Leopardi) 71.45 1976 Giacomo Leopardi, Italian writer WGPSN
Lermontov 15°14′N 48°56′W / 15.24°N 48.94°W / 15.24; -48.94 (Lermontov) 166 1976 Mikhail Lermontov, Russian writer WGPSN
Lessing 28°30′S 90°20′W / 28.5°S 90.34°W / -28.5; -90.34 (Lessing) 95 1985 Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, German dramatist WGPSN
Li Ch'ing-Chao 77°58′S 71°10′W / 77.96°S 71.17°W / -77.96; -71.17 (Li Ch'ing-Chao) 69 1976 Li Qingzhao, Chinese writer WGPSN
Li Po 17°06′N 35°41′W / 17.1°N 35.69°W / 17.1; -35.69 (Li Po) 126 1976 Li Bai, Chinese poet WGPSN
Liang K'ai 39°53′S 175°50′E / 39.89°S 175.84°E / -39.89; 175.84 (Liang K'ai) 145 1979 Liang Kai, Chinese artist WGPSN
Lismer 81°31′N 166°22′E / 81.51°N 166.37°E / 81.51; 166.37 (Lismer) 139.12 2012 Arthur Lismer, Canadian painter WGPSN
Liszt 16°08′S 168°20′W / 16.13°S 168.34°W / -16.13; -168.34 (Liszt) 79 1985 Franz Liszt, Hungarian composer WGPSN
Lovecraft 86°14′S 73°49′W / 86.24°S 73.82°W / -86.24; -73.82 (Lovecraft) 51.97 2013 H. P. Lovecraft, American author WGPSN
Lu Hsun 0°01′S 23°46′W / 0.01°S 23.76°W / -0.01; -23.76 (Lu Hsun) 96 1976 Lu Xun, Chinese writer WGPSN
Lysippus 1°02′N 132°45′W / 1.03°N 132.75°W / 1.03; -132.75 (Lysippus) 155 1976 Lysippos, Ancient Greek sculptor WGPSN
back to top WWC arrow up.png

M[edit]

Crater Coordinates Diameter
(km)
Approval
Year
Eponym Ref
Ma Chih-Yuan 60°01′S 78°01′W / 60.01°S 78.01°W / -60.01; -78.01 (Ma Chih-Yuan) 197 1976 Ma Zhiyuan, Chinese writer WGPSN
Machaut 2°03′S 82°22′W / 2.05°S 82.37°W / -2.05; -82.37 (Machaut) 104 1976 Guillaume de Machaut, French poet and composer WGPSN
Magritte 72°47′S 121°38′E / 72.78°S 121.63°E / -72.78; 121.63 (Magritte) 149 2012 René Magritte, Belgian painter WGPSN
Mahler 19°41′S 18°49′W / 19.68°S 18.82°W / -19.68; -18.82 (Mahler) 104 1976 Gustav Mahler, Bohemian composer WGPSN
Mansart 72°43′N 123°22′W / 72.72°N 123.36°W / 72.72; -123.36 (Mansart) 84.97 1979 Jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect WGPSN
Mansur 47°25′N 163°37′W / 47.41°N 163.61°W / 47.41; -163.61 (Mansur) 95 1979 Ustad Mansur, Mughal artist WGPSN
March 30°57′N 176°18′W / 30.95°N 176.3°W / 30.95; -176.3 (March) 83 1979 Ausias March, Catalan poet WGPSN
Mark Twain 10°55′S 138°17′W / 10.91°S 138.28°W / -10.91; -138.28 (Mark Twain) 142 1976 Mark Twain, American novelist WGPSN
Martí 75°58′S 168°16′W / 75.96°S 168.26°W / -75.96; -168.26 (Martí) 69.48 1976 José Martí, Cuban writer WGPSN
Martial 68°28′N 178°20′W / 68.47°N 178.33°W / 68.47; -178.33 (Martial) 51 1979 Martial, Roman poet WGPSN
Matabei 39°51′S 14°03′W / 39.85°S 14.05°W / -39.85; -14.05 (Matabei) 24 2009 Iwasa Matabei, Japanese painter WGPSN
Matisse 23°50′S 90°03′W / 23.83°S 90.05°W / -23.83; -90.05 (Matisse) 189.04 1976 Henri Matisse, French painter WGPSN
Melville 22°01′N 9°53′W / 22.01°N 9.89°W / 22.01; -9.89 (Melville) 146 1976 Herman Melville, American novelist WGPSN
Mena 0°10′S 124°44′W / 0.17°S 124.73°W / -0.17; -124.73 (Mena) 15 1976 Juan de Mena, Spanish poet WGPSN
Mendes Pinto 61°39′S 17°34′W / 61.65°S 17.57°W / -61.65; -17.57 (Mendes Pinto) 192 1976 Fernão Mendes Pinto, Portuguese writer WGPSN
Michelangelo 44°55′S 109°47′W / 44.92°S 109.78°W / -44.92; -109.78 (Michelangelo) 229.71 1979 Michelangelo, Italian artist WGPSN
Mickiewicz 23°09′N 103°14′W / 23.15°N 103.23°W / 23.15; -103.23 (Mickiewicz) 103 1976 Adam Mickiewicz, Polish writer WGPSN
Milton 26°06′S 175°02′W / 26.1°S 175.03°W / -26.1; -175.03 (Milton) 180.85 1976 John Milton, English poet WGPSN
Mistral 4°42′N 54°40′W / 4.7°N 54.67°W / 4.7; -54.67 (Mistral) 102 1976 Gabriela Mistral, Chilean poet WGPSN
Mofolo 37°41′S 28°13′W / 37.68°S 28.22°W / -37.68; -28.22 (Mofolo) 103 1976 Thomas Mofolo, Lesotho writer WGPSN
Molière 15°24′N 17°43′W / 15.4°N 17.71°W / 15.4; -17.71 (Molière) 139 1976 Molière, French playwright WGPSN
Monet 44°14′N 9°46′W / 44.23°N 9.77°W / 44.23; -9.77 (Monet) 203 1979 Claude Monet, French artist WGPSN
Monk 66°05′N 63°49′E / 66.08°N 63.81°E / 66.08; 63.81 (Monk) 12 2013 Thelonious Monk, American jazz musician WGPSN
Monteverdi 64°29′N 81°01′W / 64.49°N 81.01°W / 64.49; -81.01 (Monteverdi) 134 1979 Claudio Monteverdi, Italian composer WGPSN
Moody 13°13′S 144°51′E / 13.21°S 144.85°E / -13.21; 144.85 (Moody) 83 2008 Ronald Moody, Jamaican painter WGPSN
Mozart 7°45′N 169°25′E / 7.75°N 169.41°E / 7.75; 169.41 (Mozart) 241 1976 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian composer WGPSN
Munch 40°29′N 152°49′E / 40.48°N 152.82°E / 40.48; 152.82 (Munch) 57 2008 Edvard Munch, Norwegian painter WGPSN
Munkácsy 21°57′N 101°08′E / 21.95°N 101.14°E / 21.95; 101.14 (Munkácsy) 193 2009 Mihály Munkácsy, Hungarian painter WGPSN
Murasaki 12°32′S 30°24′W / 12.54°S 30.4°W / -12.54; -30.4 (Murasaki) 132 1976 Murasaki Shikibu, Japanese writer WGPSN
Mussorgskij 32°49′N 97°39′W / 32.82°N 97.65°W / 32.82; -97.65 (Mussorgskij) 115 1979 Modest Mussorgsky, Russian composer WGPSN
Myron 71°13′N 84°52′W / 71.21°N 84.86°W / 71.21; -84.86 (Myron) 25 1979 Myron, Ancient Greek sculptor WGPSN
back to top WWC arrow up.png

N[edit]

Crater Coordinates Diameter
(km)
Approval
Year
Eponym Ref
Nabokov 14°34′S 55°46′E / 14.56°S 55.76°E / -14.56; 55.76 (Nabokov) 166 2012 Vladimir Nabokov, Russian and American writer WGPSN
Namatjira 58°49′N 33°02′W / 58.82°N 33.04°W / 58.82; -33.04 (Namatjira) 34 2015 Albert Namatjira, Australian Aboriginal artist WGPSN
Nampeyo 40°20′S 49°58′W / 40.33°S 49.96°W / -40.33; -49.96 (Nampeyo) 49 1976 Nampeyo, Hopi potter WGPSN
Nāwahī 35°53′N 145°16′E / 35.88°N 145.26°E / 35.88; 145.26 (Nāwahī) 38 2008 Joseph Nawahi, Hawaiian painter WGPSN
Neruda 52°40′S 125°47′E / 52.66°S 125.79°E / -52.66; 125.79 (Neruda) 112 2008 Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet WGPSN
Nervo 42°42′N 179°53′W / 42.7°N 179.89°W / 42.7; -179.89 (Nervo) 66 1979 Amado Nervo, Mexican poet WGPSN
Neumann 37°13′S 34°34′W / 37.22°S 34.56°W / -37.22; -34.56 (Neumann) 122 1976 Johann Balthasar Neumann, German architect WGPSN
Nizāmī 70°28′N 166°43′W / 70.46°N 166.71°W / 70.46; -166.71 (Nizāmī) 77 1979 Nizami, Persian poet WGPSN
Nureyev 11°41′N 173°08′W / 11.68°N 173.13°W / 11.68; -173.13 (Nureyev) 16 2012 Rudolf Nureyev, Soviet and British ballet dancer WGPSN
back to top WWC arrow up.png

O[edit]

Crater Coordinates Diameter
(km)
Approval
Year
Eponym Ref
Ōkyo 70°03′S 74°40′W / 70.05°S 74.66°W / -70.05; -74.66 (Ōkyo) 66 1985 Maruyama Ōkyo, Japanese painter WGPSN
Oskison 60°22′N 145°14′E / 60.36°N 145.24°E / 60.36; 145.24 (Oskison) 122 2008 John Milton Oskison, Cherokee author WGPSN
Ovid 69°46′S 20°14′W / 69.77°S 20.23°W / -69.77; -20.23 (Ovid) 41 1976 Ovid, Roman poet WGPSN
back to top WWC arrow up.png

P[edit]

Crater Coordinates Diameter
(km)
Approval
Year
Eponym Ref
Pasch 46°07′N 134°45′E / 46.12°N 134.75°E / 46.12; 134.75 (Pasch) 37 2012 Ulrica Pasch, Swedish painter WGPSN
Petipa 11°32′N 21°03′E / 11.54°N 21.05°E / 11.54; 21.05 (Petipa) 12 2012 Marius Petipa, French and Russian choreographer and dancer WGPSN
Petőfi 83°33′S 119°21′E / 83.55°S 119.35°E / -83.55; 119.35 (Petőfi) 61 2013 Sándor Petőfi, Hungarian poet WGPSN
Petrarch 30°31′S 26°17′W / 30.52°S 26.29°W / -30.52; -26.29 (Petrarch) 167 1976 Petrarch, Italian poet WGPSN
Petronius 86°04′N 40°31′W / 86.06°N 40.51°W / 86.06; -40.51 (Petronius) 36 2012 Petronius, Roman author WGPSN
Phidias 8°58′N 149°44′W / 8.97°N 149.73°W / 8.97; -149.73 (Phidias) 168 1976 Phidias, Ancient Greek artist and architect WGPSN
Philoxenus 8°41′S 111°45′W / 8.68°S 111.75°W / -8.68; -111.75 (Philoxenus) 87 1976 Philoxenus of Cythera, Ancient Greek poet WGPSN
Picasso 3°26′N 50°14′E / 3.44°N 50.24°E / 3.44; 50.24 (Picasso) 134 2010 Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter WGPSN
Pigalle 37°39′S 9°38′W / 37.65°S 9.64°W / -37.65; -9.64 (Pigalle) 153 1976 Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor WGPSN
Plath 37°52′N 38°50′W / 37.86°N 38.84°W / 37.86; -38.84 (Plath) 35 2015 Sylvia Plath, American poet WGPSN
Po Chü-I 6°56′S 165°17′W / 6.94°S 165.28°W / -6.94; -165.28 (Po Chü-I) 70 1976 Bai Juyi, Chinese poet WGPSN
Po Ya 45°55′S 20°10′W / 45.92°S 20.17°W / -45.92; -20.17 (Po Ya) 101 1976 Bo Ya, Chinese musician WGPSN
Poe 43°46′N 159°06′E / 43.76°N 159.1°E / 43.76; 159.1 (Poe) 77 2008 Edgar Allan Poe, American poet WGPSN
Polygnotus 0°08′S 69°16′W / 0.13°S 69.26°W / -0.13; -69.26 (Polygnotus) 124 1976 Polygnotus, Ancient Greek painter WGPSN
Popova 34°43′S 66°44′W / 34.72°S 66.73°W / -34.72; -66.73 (Popova) 34 2012 Lyubov Popova, Russian painter and designer WGPSN
Praxiteles 27°07′N 60°17′W / 27.11°N 60.28°W / 27.11; -60.28 (Praxiteles) 198 1979 Praxiteles, Ancient Greek sculptor WGPSN
Prokofiev 85°46′N 62°55′E / 85.77°N 62.92°E / 85.77; 62.92 (Prokofiev) 112 2012 Sergei Prokofiev, Russian composer WGPSN
Proust 19°34′N 47°35′W / 19.56°N 47.59°W / 19.56; -47.59 (Proust) 145 1976 Marcel Proust, French novelist WGPSN
Puccini 65°23′S 45°19′W / 65.39°S 45.32°W / -65.39; -45.32 (Puccini) 76 1976 Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer WGPSN
Purcell 80°26′N 152°13′W / 80.43°N 152.21°W / 80.43; -152.21 (Purcell) 87.67 1979 Henry Purcell, English composer WGPSN
Pushkin 65°47′S 20°44′W / 65.79°S 20.73°W / -65.79; -20.73 (Pushkin) 232 1976 Alexander Pushkin, Russian poet WGPSN
back to top WWC arrow up.png

Q[edit]

Crater Coordinates Diameter
(km)
Approval
Year
Eponym Ref
Qi Baishi 4°19′S 164°22′E / 4.31°S 164.37°E / -4.31; 164.37 (Qi Baishi) 15 2008 Qi Baishi, Chinese painter WGPSN
Qiu Ying 82°40′N 85°42′W / 82.67°N 85.7°W / 82.67; -85.7 (Qiu Ying) 20 2012 Qiu Ying, Chinese painter WGPSN
back to top WWC arrow up.png

R[edit]

Crater Coordinates Diameter
(km)
Approval
Year
Eponym Ref
Rabelais 60°32′S 61°49′W / 60.53°S 61.81°W / -60.53; -61.81 (Rabelais) 154 1976 François Rabelais, French writer WGPSN
Rachmaninoff 27°40′N 57°22′E / 27.66°N 57.37°E / 27.66; 57.37 (Rachmaninoff) 305 2010 Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russian composer WGPSN
Raden Saleh 2°04′N 158°50′E / 2.07°N 158.83°E / 2.07; 158.83 (Raden Saleh) 23 2008 Raden Saleh, Javanese painter WGPSN
Raditladi 27°09′N 119°04′E / 27.15°N 119.06°E / 27.15; 119.06 (Raditladi) 258 2008 Leetile Disang Raditladi, Botswanan writer WGPSN
Rajnis 4°22′N 96°13′W / 4.36°N 96.21°W / 4.36; -96.21 (Rajnis) 80 1976 Rainis, Latvian writer WGPSN
Remarque 84°56′N 6°28′W / 84.94°N 6.46°W / 84.94; -6.46 (Remarque) 25.9 2013 Erich Maria Remarque, German author WGPSN
Rameau 54°35′S 37°14′W / 54.58°S 37.24°W / -54.58; -37.24 (Rameau) 58 1976 Jean Philippe Rameau, French composer WGPSN
Raphael 20°25′S 76°21′W / 20.42°S 76.35°W / -20.42; -76.35 (Raphael) 342 1976 Raphael, Italian artist WGPSN
Ravel 12°01′S 38°11′W / 12.01°S 38.19°W / -12.01; -38.19 (Ravel) 78 1985 Maurice Ravel, French composer WGPSN
Rembrandt 32°53′S 87°52′E / 32.89°S 87.87°E / -32.89; 87.87 (Rembrandt) 716 2009 Rembrandt, Dutch artist WGPSN
Renoir 18°20′S 52°01′W / 18.34°S 52.01°W / -18.34; -52.01 (Renoir) 220 1976 Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French artist WGPSN
Repin 19°07′S 63°20′W / 19.12°S 63.33°W / -19.12; -63.33 (Repin) 95 1976 Ilya Yefimovich Repin, Russian artist WGPSN
Riemenschneider 52°45′S 99°57′W / 52.75°S 99.95°W / -52.75; -99.95 (Riemenschneider) 183 1979 Tilman Riemenschneider, German sculptor WGPSN
Rilke 44°49′S 12°34′W / 44.81°S 12.57°W / -44.81; -12.57 (Rilke) 82 1976 Rainer Maria Rilke, German poet WGPSN
Rimbaud 63°37′S 148°54′W / 63.62°S 148.9°W / -63.62; -148.9 (Rimbaud) 78 1985 Arthur Rimbaud, French poet WGPSN
Rikyū 79°55′N 22°44′W / 79.91°N 22.74°W / 79.91; -22.74 (Rikyū) 22.4 2013 Sen no Rikyu, Japanese tea master WGPSN
Rivera 69°17′N 32°11′E / 69.29°N 32.18°E / 69.29; 32.18 (Rivera) 40 2015 Diego Rivera, Mexican painter WGPSN
Rodin 21°43′N 18°53′W / 21.72°N 18.89°W / 21.72; -18.89 (Rodin) 230 1976 Auguste Rodin, French sculptor WGPSN
Roerich 84°23′S 58°56′W / 84.39°S 58.94°W / -84.39; -58.94 (Roerich) 111.67 2013 Nicholas Roerich, Russian painter WGPSN
Rubens 60°35′N 77°59′W / 60.58°N 77.99°W / 60.58; -77.99 (Rubens) 158 1979 Peter Paul Rubens, French artist WGPSN
Rublev 15°07′S 157°05′W / 15.12°S 157.08°W / -15.12; -157.08 (Rublev) 129 1976 Andrei Rublev, Russian icon painter WGPSN
Rūdaki 3°58′S 51°46′W / 3.97°S 51.76°W / -3.97; -51.76 (Rūdaki) 124 1976 Rudaki, Persian poet WGPSN
Rude 33°13′S 79°17′W / 33.22°S 79.29°W / -33.22; -79.29 (Rude) 68 1985 François Rude, French sculptor WGPSN
Rūmī 24°12′S 105°18′W / 24.2°S 105.3°W / -24.2; -105.3 (Rūmī) 75 1985 Mawlana Rumi, Persian poet WGPSN
Rustaveli 52°25′N 82°44′E / 52.41°N 82.74°E / 52.41; 82.74 (Rustaveli) 200 2012 Shota Rustaveli, Georgian poet WGPSN
Ruysch 10°42′S 94°07′E / 10.7°S 94.12°E / -10.7; 94.12 (Ruysch) 64 2013 Rachel Ruysch, Netherland painter WGPSN
back to top WWC arrow up.png

S[edit]

Crater Coordinates Diameter
(km)
Approval
Year
Eponym Ref
Sadī 79°14′S 51°16′W / 79.24°S 51.26°W / -79.24; -51.26 (Sadī) 66.54 1976 Saadi, Persian poet WGPSN
Saikaku 71°58′N 177°58′W / 71.96°N 177.97°W / 71.96; -177.97 (Saikaku) 64 1979 Ihara Saikaku, Japanese poet WGPSN
Sander 42°26′N 154°34′E / 42.43°N 154.56°E / 42.43; 154.56 (Sander) 47 2008 August Sander, German photographer WGPSN
Sanai 13°22′S 6°59′W / 13.37°S 6.99°W / -13.37; -6.99 (Sanai) 490 2014 Sanai, Persian poet WGPSN
Sapkota 86°05′N 132°47′W / 86.09°N 132.79°W / 86.09; -132.79 (Sapkota) 27.4 2015 Mahananda Sapkota, Nepalese poet WGPSN
Sarmiento 29°16′S 170°25′E / 29.27°S 170.42°E / -29.27; 170.42 (Sarmiento) 95 1979 Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, Argentinian writer WGPSN
Savage 8°35′S 93°25′E / 8.59°S 93.41°E / -8.59; 93.41 (Savage) 93 2013 Augusta Savage, American sculptor WGPSN
Sayat-Nova 27°59′S 122°42′W / 27.98°S 122.7°W / -27.98; -122.7 (Sayat-Nova) 146 1979 Sayat-Nova, Armenian poet WGPSN
Scarlatti 40°42′N 101°10′W / 40.7°N 101.16°W / 40.7; -101.16 (Scarlatti) 132 1979 Domenico Scarlatti, Alessandro Scarlatti, Italian composers WGPSN
Schoenberg 16°04′S 136°05′W / 16.06°S 136.08°W / -16.06; -136.08 (Schoenberg) 28 1976 Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian composer WGPSN
Schubert 43°13′S 54°16′W / 43.21°S 54.26°W / -43.21; -54.26 (Schubert) 190 1976 Franz Schubert, Austrian composer WGPSN
Scopas 81°16′S 174°43′E / 81.26°S 174.71°E / -81.26; 174.71 (Scopas) 83.16 1976 Scopas, Ancient Greek sculptor and architect WGPSN
Sei 64°37′S 88°35′W / 64.61°S 88.59°W / -64.61; -88.59 (Sei) 137 1976 Sei Shōnagon, Japanese writer WGPSN
Seuss 7°39′N 33°10′E / 7.65°N 33.16°E / 7.65; 33.16 (Seuss) 64 2012 Theodor Seuss Geisel, American author and cartoonist WGPSN
Shakespeare 48°06′N 152°15′W / 48.1°N 152.25°W / 48.1; -152.25 (Shakespeare) 399 1979 William Shakespeare, English writer WGPSN
Shelley 47°41′S 128°16′W / 47.69°S 128.27°W / -47.69; -128.27 (Shelley) 171 1979 Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poet WGPSN
Sher-Gil 45°16′S 134°44′E / 45.26°S 134.74°E / -45.26; 134.74 (Sher-Gil) 77 2008 Amrita Sher-Gil, Indian painter WGPSN
Shevchenko 53°38′S 46°01′W / 53.64°S 46.02°W / -53.64; -46.02 (Shevchenko) 143 1976 Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian poet WGPSN
Sholem Aleichem 50°55′N 90°29′W / 50.92°N 90.48°W / 50.92; -90.48 (Sholem Aleichem) 196 1979 Sholom Aleichem, Yiddish writer WGPSN
Sibelius 49°30′S 145°22′W / 49.5°S 145.37°W / -49.5; -145.37 (Sibelius) 94 1985 Jean Sibelius, Finnish composer WGPSN
Simonides 29°08′S 44°51′W / 29.13°S 44.85°W / -29.13; -44.85 (Simonides) 87 1985 Simonides of Ceos, Greek poet WGPSN
Sinan 15°28′N 30°35′W / 15.46°N 30.59°W / 15.46; -30.59 (Sinan) 134 1976 Mimar Sinan, Turkish architect WGPSN
Smetana 48°15′S 70°10′W / 48.25°S 70.17°W / -48.25; -70.17 (Smetana) 191 1985 Bedřich Smetana, Czech composer WGPSN
Snorri 9°10′S 83°14′W / 9.17°S 83.24°W / -9.17; -83.24 (Snorri) 21 1976 Snorri Sturluson, Icelandic poet WGPSN
Sophocles 6°57′S 146°02′W / 6.95°S 146.04°W / -6.95; -146.04 (Sophocles) 142 1976 Sophocles, Ancient Greek dramatist WGPSN
Sor Juana 50°31′N 25°35′W / 50.51°N 25.59°W / 50.51; -25.59 (Sor Juana) 102 1979 Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz, Mexican writer WGPSN
Sōseki 39°19′N 38°46′W / 39.31°N 38.77°W / 39.31; -38.77 (Sōseki) 92 1985 Natsume Sōseki, Japanese novelist WGPSN
Sōtatsu 48°44′S 18°10′W / 48.73°S 18.17°W / -48.73; -18.17 (Sōtatsu) 157 1976 Tawaraya Sōtatsu, Japanese artist WGPSN
Sousa 46°41′N 0°38′E / 46.69°N 0.63°E / 46.69; 0.63 (Sousa) 138 2012 John Philip Sousa, American bandmaster and composer WGPSN
Spitteler 69°11′S 60°16′W / 69.18°S 60.26°W / -69.18; -60.26 (Spitteler) 67 1976 Carl Spitteler, Swiss poet WGPSN
Steichen 12°47′S 77°02′E / 12.79°S 77.04°E / -12.79; 77.04 (Steichen) 196 2010 Edward Steichen, American photographer WGPSN
Stevenson 2°03′N 143°53′W / 2.05°N 143.88°W / 2.05; -143.88 (Stevenson) 134 2012 Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish author WGPSN
Stieglitz 72°32′N 67°38′E / 72.54°N 67.63°E / 72.54; 67.63 (Stieglitz) 100 2012 Alfred Stieglitz, American photographer WGPSN
Stravinsky 51°57′N 78°54′W / 51.95°N 78.9°W / 51.95; -78.9 (Stravinsky) 129 1979 Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer WGPSN
Strindberg 53°25′N 136°40′W / 53.41°N 136.67°W / 53.41; -136.67 (Strindberg) 189 1979 August Strindberg, Swedish writer WGPSN
Sullivan 16°11′S 86°53′W / 16.19°S 86.88°W / -16.19; -86.88 (Sullivan) 153.23 1976 Louis Sullivan, American architect WGPSN
Sūr Dās 46°59′S 93°34′W / 46.98°S 93.57°W / -46.98; -93.57 (Sūr Dās) 131 1979 Sur, Hindu, poet WGPSN
Surikov 36°59′S 124°54′W / 36.98°S 124.9°W / -36.98; -124.9 (Surikov) 224 1979 Vasily Surikov, Russian artist WGPSN
Sveinsdóttir 2°50′S 100°19′E / 2.83°S 100.32°E / -2.83; 100.32 (Sveinsdóttir) 212.79 2008 Júlíana Sveinsdóttir, Icelandic artist WGPSN
back to top WWC arrow up.png

T[edit]

Crater Coordinates Diameter
(km)
Approval
Year
Eponym Ref
Takanobu 30°40′N 108°34′W / 30.66°N 108.56°W / 30.66; -108.56 (Takanobu) 72 1985 Fujiwara Takanobu, Japanese poet WGPSN
Takayoshi 37°14′S 163°49′W / 37.23°S 163.82°W / -37.23; -163.82 (Takayoshi) 136 1979 Fujiwara Takayoshi, Japanese painter WGPSN
Tansen 4°07′N 71°40′W / 4.11°N 71.67°W / 4.11; -71.67 (Tansen) 27 1976 Tansen, Hindustani composer WGPSN
Thākur 3°03′S 64°34′W / 3.05°S 64.57°W / -3.05; -64.57 (Thākur) 111 1976 Rabindranath Tagore, Indian writer WGPSN
Theophanes 5°01′S 142°47′W / 5.02°S 142.78°W / -5.02; -142.78 (Theophanes) 46 1976 Theophanes the Greek, icon painter WGPSN
Thoreau 5°56′N 132°38′W / 5.94°N 132.64°W / 5.94; -132.64 (Thoreau) 72 1985 Henry David Thoreau, American poet WGPSN
Tintoretto 47°59′S 22°57′W / 47.99°S 22.95°W / -47.99; -22.95 (Tintoretto) 94 1976 Tintoretto, Italian artist WGPSN
Titian 3°41′S 42°32′W / 3.69°S 42.53°W / -3.69; -42.53 (Titian) 109 1976 Titian, Italian artist WGPSN
To Ngoc Van 52°29′N 111°42′W / 52.49°N 111.7°W / 52.49; -111.7 (To Ngoc Van) 71 2009 To Ngoc Van, Vietnamese painter WGPSN
Tolkien 88°49′N 148°55′E / 88.82°N 148.92°E / 88.82; 148.92 (Tolkien) 50 2012 J. R. R. Tolkien, English writer WGPSN
Tolstoj 16°14′S 164°38′W / 16.23°S 164.64°W / -16.23; -164.64 (Tolstoj) 355 1976 Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer WGPSN
Ts'ai Wen-Chi 23°28′N 23°09′W / 23.47°N 23.15°W / 23.47; -23.15 (Ts'ai Wen-Chi) 124 1976 Cai Wenji, Chinese poet and composer WGPSN
Ts'ao Chan 13°19′S 142°21′W / 13.31°S 142.35°W / -13.31; -142.35 (Ts'ao Chan) 110 1976 Cao Xueqin, Chinese novelist WGPSN
Tsurayuki 62°59′S 20°20′W / 62.99°S 20.34°W / -62.99; -20.34 (Tsurayuki) 83 1976 Tsurayuki Kino, Japanese writer WGPSN
Tung Yüan 75°01′N 62°50′W / 75.02°N 62.83°W / 75.02; -62.83 (Tung Yüan) 60.46 1979 Dong Yuan, Chinese artist WGPSN
Turgenev 65°41′N 136°16′W / 65.68°N 136.26°W / 65.68; -136.26 (Turgenev) 136 1979 Ivan Turgenev, Russian writer WGPSN
Tyagaraja 3°53′N 148°54′W / 3.89°N 148.9°W / 3.89; -148.9 (Tyagaraja) 97 1976 Tyāgarāja, Indian composer WGPSN
Tryggvadóttir 89°33′N 171°34′W / 89.55°N 171.56°W / 89.55; -171.56 (Tryggvadóttir) 31 2012 Nína Tryggvadóttir, Icelandic artist WGPSN
back to top WWC arrow up.png

U[edit]

Crater Coordinates Diameter
(km)
Approval
Year
Eponym Ref
Unkei 31°47′S 62°36′W / 31.79°S 62.6°W / -31.79; -62.6 (Unkei) 121 1976 Unkei, Japanese sculptor WGPSN
Ustad Isa 31°55′S 166°07′W / 31.91°S 166.11°W / -31.91; -166.11 (Ustad Isa) 138 1979 Ustad Isa, architect WGPSN
back to top WWC arrow up.png

V[edit]

Crater Coordinates Diameter
(km)
Approval
Year
Eponym Ref
Vālmiki 23°35′S 141°25′W / 23.58°S 141.41°W / -23.58; -141.41 (Vālmiki) 210 1976 Valmiki, Indian poet WGPSN
Van Dijck 75°48′N 166°38′W / 75.8°N 166.63°W / 75.8; -166.63 (Van Dijck) 101.53 1979 Anthony van Dyck, Flemish artist WGPSN
Van Eyck 43°13′N 159°26′W / 43.22°N 159.43°W / 43.22; -159.43 (Van Eyck) 271 1979 Jan van Eyck, Flemish artist WGPSN
van Gogh 76°53′S 138°41′W / 76.88°S 138.68°W / -76.88; -138.68 (van Gogh) 99 1976 Vincent van Gogh, Dutch artist WGPSN
Varma 80°02′N 18°58′W / 80.04°N 18.97°W / 80.04; -18.97 (Varma) 30 2013 Raja Ravi Varma, Indian painter WGPSN
Velázquez 37°35′N 55°26′W / 37.59°N 55.43°W / 37.59; -55.43 (Velázquez) 128 1979 Diego Velázquez, Spanish painter WGPSN
Verdi 64°22′N 169°43′W / 64.36°N 169.71°W / 64.36; -169.71 (Verdi) 145 1979 Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer WGPSN
Vincente 56°45′S 142°58′W / 56.75°S 142.96°W / -56.75; -142.96 (Vincente) 108 1979 Gil Vicente, Portuguese writer WGPSN
Vieira da Silva 1°32′N 123°25′W / 1.54°N 123.41°W / 1.54; -123.41 (Vieira da Silva) 274 2013 Maria Elena Vieira da Silva, Portuguese-French painter WGPSN
Villa-Lobos 5°16′N 6°47′E / 5.27°N 6.79°E / 5.27; 6.79 (Villa-Lobos) 67 2015 Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer WGPSN
Vivaldi 13°46′N 85°55′W / 13.76°N 85.92°W / 13.76; -85.92 (Vivaldi) 213 1976 Antonio Vivaldi, Italian composer WGPSN
Vlaminck 28°29′N 13°31′W / 28.48°N 13.51°W / 28.48; -13.51 (Vlaminck) 82 1985 Maurice de Vlaminck, French painter WGPSN
Vyāsa 49°47′N 84°37′W / 49.79°N 84.62°W / 49.79; -84.62 (Vyāsa) 297 1979 Vyasa, Indian poet WGPSN
back to top WWC arrow up.png

W[edit]

Crater Coordinates Diameter
(km)
Approval
Year
Eponym Ref
Wagner 68°15′S 114°47′W / 68.25°S 114.78°W / -68.25; -114.78 (Wagner) 134 1976 Richard Wagner, German composer WGPSN
Wang Meng 8°32′N 104°07′W / 8.53°N 104.12°W / 8.53; -104.12 (Wang Meng) 165 1976 Wang Meng, Chinese artist WGPSN
Warhol 2°33′S 6°16′W / 2.55°S 6.27°W / -2.55; -6.27 (Warhol) 91 2012 Andy Warhol, American artist WGPSN
Waters 8°58′S 105°27′W / 8.96°S 105.45°W / -8.96; -105.45 (Waters) 15 2012 Muddy Waters, American musician WGPSN
Wergeland 37°56′S 56°22′W / 37.93°S 56.36°W / -37.93; -56.36 (Wergeland) 42 1976 Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian writer WGPSN
Whitman 41°24′N 111°38′W / 41.4°N 111.64°W / 41.4; -111.64 (Whitman) 64 1985 Walt Whitman, American poet WGPSN
Wren 24°50′N 35°57′W / 24.84°N 35.95°W / 24.84; -35.95 (Wren) 204 1979 Christopher Wren, English architect WGPSN
back to top WWC arrow up.png

X[edit]

Crater Coordinates Diameter
(km)
Approval
Year
Eponym Ref
Xiao Zhao 10°35′N 123°50′E / 10.58°N 123.84°E / 10.58; 123.84 (Xiao Zhao) 24 2008 Xiao Zhao, Chinese artist WGPSN
back to top WWC arrow up.png

Y[edit]

Crater Coordinates Diameter
(km)
Approval
Year
Eponym Ref
Yamada 82°32′N 136°10′E / 82.54°N 136.16°E / 82.54; 136.16 (Yamada) 17.1 2015 Kosaku Yamada, Japanese composer and conductor WGPSN
Yeats 9°26′N 35°02′W / 9.44°N 35.03°W / 9.44; -35.03 (Yeats) 92 1976 William Butler Yeats, Irish poet WGPSN
Yoshikawa 81°13′N 106°02′E / 81.21°N 106.03°E / 81.21; 106.03 (Yoshikawa) 30 2012 Eiji Yoshikawa, Japanese novelist WGPSN
Yun Sǒn-Do 73°29′S 110°05′W / 73.49°S 110.08°W / -73.49; -110.08 (Yun Sǒn-Do) 76 1976 Yun Sondo, Korean poet WGPSN
back to top WWC arrow up.png

Z[edit]

Crater Coordinates Diameter
(km)
Approval
Year
Eponym Ref
Zeami 2°58′S 147°25′W / 2.96°S 147.41°W / -2.96; -147.41 (Zeami) 129 1976 Zeami Motokiyo, Japanese playwright WGPSN
Zola 49°45′N 178°15′W / 49.75°N 178.25°W / 49.75; -178.25 (Zola) 70 1979 Émile Zola, French novelist WGPSN
back to top WWC arrow up.png

Dropped or not approved names[edit]

Crater Coordinates Diameter
(km)
Approval
Year
Eponym Ref
Chekov 36.2 S 61.5 W 199 Anton Chekhov, Russian writer WGPSN
back to top WWC arrow up.png

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.[11][12][13] 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.

Because 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.

See also[edit]

Note[edit]

  1. ^ a b The total number of features also includes names that have been dropped or not yet unapproved by IAU's Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff. "IAU - Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature - Mercury". NASA, USGS, IAU. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Nomenclature Search Results: Mercury > Crater, Craters". usgs.gov. Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature – International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN). Retrieved 14 August 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Nomenclature Search Results: Moon > Crater, Craters". usgs.gov. Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature – International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN). Retrieved 14 August 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Nomenclature Search Results: Mars > Crater, Craters". usgs.gov. Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature – International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN). Retrieved 14 August 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "Nomenclature Search Results: Venus > Crater, Craters". usgs.gov. Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature – International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN). Retrieved 14 August 2017. 
  6. ^ Ritzel, Rebecca (December 20, 2012). "Ballet isn't rocket science, but the two aren't mutually exclusive, either". Washington Post. Washington DC, United States. Retrieved December 22, 2012. 
  7. ^ H-7 text_all.word
  8. ^ "Categories for Naming Features on Planets and Satellites". usgs.gov. Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature – International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN). Retrieved 10 August 2017. 
  9. ^ "Beatles Legend John Lennon Among Those Honored with Mercury Craters". NASA. December 19, 2013. Retrieved December 21, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Planetary Names: Crater, craters: Lennon on Mercury". International Astronomical Union (IAU). December 16, 2013. Retrieved December 21, 2013. 
  11. ^ Trask, Newell J.; Daniel Dzurisin (1984). Geologic Map of the Discovery (H-11) Quadrangle of Mercury (PDF). U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved December 7, 2007. 
  12. ^ Pohn, H. A., and Offield, T. W., 1970, Lunar crater morphology and relative-age determination of lunar geologic units—Part 1. Classification: in Geological Survey research 1970, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 700-C, p. C153–C162.
  13. ^ Stuart-Alexander, D. E., and Wilhelms, D. E., 1975, The Nectarian System, a new lunar time-stratigraphic unit: U.S. Geological Survey Journal of Research, v. 3, no. l, p. 53–58.
  • Batson R.M., Russell J.F. (1994), Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature, United States Geological Survey Bulletin 2129 [1]
  • Davies M.E., Dwornik S.E., Gault D.E., Strom R.G. (1978), Atlas of Mercury, NASA Scientific and Technical Information Office [2]

External links[edit]