March (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 31°06′N 175°30′W / 31.1°N 175.5°W / 31.1; -175.5Coordinates: 31°06′N 175°30′W / 31.1°N 175.5°W / 31.1; -175.5
Diameter 70 km
Eponym Ausias March

March is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 70 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1979. March is named for the Catalan poet Ausias March, who lived from 1397 to 1459.[2]


  1. ^ Moore, Patrick (2000). The Data Book of Astronomy. Institute of Physics Publishing. ISBN 0-7503-0620-3. 
  2. ^ "March". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. NASA. Retrieved 4 July 2012.