Mare Anguis

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Mare Anguis
Manguis.jpg
Mare Anguis is the dark patch in the middle of this photo. The crater in the left center of the photo is Eimmart, and is at the northwestern tip of Mare Anguis. The dark patch in the lower left corner is the northeastern edge of Mare Crisium.
Coordinates 22°36′N 67°42′E / 22.6°N 67.7°E / 22.6; 67.7Coordinates: 22°36′N 67°42′E / 22.6°N 67.7°E / 22.6; 67.7
Diameter 150 km (93 mi)[1]
Eponym Serpent Sea

Mare Anguis (the "serpent sea") is a lunar mare located on the near side of the Moon, about 150 kilometers in diameter.[1] Located within the Crisium basin, Mare Anguis is a part of the Nectarian System, meaning that it was formed during the Nectarian time period. Like most mare, the surface of Mare Anguis is dark, indicating that it has been filled with volcanic basalt.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Moon Mare/Maria". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology. Retrieved 2010-08-20.