Montes Harbinger

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Montes Harbinger
Montes Harbinger AS15-M-2743.jpg
Apollo 15 image
Highest point
ListingLunar mountains
Coordinates26°54′N 41°18′W / 26.9°N 41.3°W / 26.9; -41.3
Locationthe Moon
Oblique view facing west, also from Apollo 15
Southern Montes Harbinger at the terminator, foretelling sunrise on Aristarchus

Montes Harbinger is an isolated cluster of lunar mountains at the western edge of the Mare Imbrium basin.[1]

The mountains consist of four primary ridges plus several smaller hills, each forming a small rise surrounded by the lunar mare. The cluster is centered at selenographic coordinates 26.9° N, 41.3° W, within a diameter of 93 km.[2] The formation is so-named because the peaks serve as the harbingers of dawn on the crater Aristarchus,[1] located to the southwest.

The flooded crater Prinz is located to the southwest.


  1. ^ a b Rükl, Antonin; Richebé, Martine; Becker, Jean-Marc (1993). Gründ (ed.). Atlas de la Lune (in French). Paris. pp. 64–65. ISBN 978-2-700-01554-6. OCLC 301684184. bnf=FRBNF40580052.
  2. ^ "Montes Harbinger". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.