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List of mountains on the Moon

This is a list of named mountains on the Moon.

Note that the heights listed below are not consistent across sources. In the 1960s, the US Army Mapping Service used elevation relative to 1,737,988 meters from the center of the Moon. In the 1970s, the US Defense Mapping Agency used 1,730,000 meters. The Clementine topographic data published in the 1990s uses 1,737,400 meters.

Also note that this table is not comprehensive, and does not list the highest places on the Moon. Clementine data show a range of about 18,100 meters from lowest to highest point on the Moon. The highest point, located on the far side of the Moon, is approximately 6500 meters higher than Mons Huygens (usually listed as the tallest mountain).

Contents

  • Mountains 1
  • Mountain ranges 2
  • Notes 3
  • See also 4
  • External links 5

Mountains

These are isolated mountains or massifs.

Name Lat./Long. Dia. Ht. Name Origin
Mons Agnes 0.65 km 0.03 km Greek feminine name
Mons Ampère 30 km 3.0 km André-Marie Ampère, physicist
Mons André 10 km   French masculine name
Mons Ardeshir 8 km   Ardeshir (Ardashir), Persian male name
Mons Argaeus 50 km   Mount Erciyes, Asia Minor
Mons Blanc 25 km 3.6 km Mont Blanc, the Alps
Mons Bradley 30 km 4.2 km James Bradley, astronomer
Mons Delisle 30 km   Named after nearby crater Delisle
Mons Dieter 20 km   German masculine name
Mons Dilip 2 km   Indian masculine name
Mons Esam 8 km   Arabic masculine name
Mons Ganau 14 km   African masculine name
Mons Gruithuisen Delta 20 km   Named after nearby crater Gruithuisen
Mons Gruithuisen Gamma 20 km   Named after nearby crater Gruithuisen
Mons Hadley 25 km 4.6 km John Hadley, inventor
Mons Hadley Delta 15 km 3.5 km Named after nearby Mount Hadley
Mons Hansteen 30 km   Named after nearby crater Hansteen
Mons Herodotus 5 km   Named after nearby crater Herodotus
Mons Huygens 40 km 4.7 km Christiaan Huygens, astronomer
Mons La Hire 25 km 1.5 km Philippe de la Hire, astronomer
Mons Maraldi 15 km 1.3 km Named after nearby crater Maraldi
Mons Moro 10 km   Antonio Lazzaro Moro, Earth scientist
Mons Penck 30 km 4.0 km Albrecht Penck, geographer
Mons Pico 25 km 2. km Spanish for "peak"
Mons Piton 25 km 2.3 km El Pitón, a summit of Mount Teide, Tenerife
Mons Rümker 70 km 0.5 km Karl Ludwig Christian Rümker, astronomer
Mons Usov 15 km   Mikhail Usov, geologist
Mons Vinogradov[1] 25 km 1.4 km Aleksandr Pavlovich Vinogradov, chemist
Mons Vitruvius 15 km 2.3 km Named after nearby crater Vitruvius
Mons Wolff 35 km 3.5 km Baron Christian von Wolff, philosopher

Mountain ranges

Name Lat./Long. Dia. Name Origin
Montes Agricola 141 km Georgius Agricola, Earth scientist
Montes Alpes 281 km The Alps, Europe
Montes Apenninus 401 km The Apennine Mountains, Italy
Montes Archimedes 163 km Named after nearby crater Archimedes
Montes Carpatus 361 km The Carpathian Mountains, Europe
Montes Caucasus 445 km The Caucasus Mountains, Europe
Montes Cordillera 574 km Spanish for "mountain chain"
Montes Haemus 560 km Greek name for the Balkan Mountains
Montes Harbinger 90 km Harbingers of dawn on the crater Aristarchus
Montes Jura 422 km The Jura Mountains, Europe
Montes Pyrenaeus 164 km The Pyrenees Mountains, Europe
Montes Recti 90 km Latin for "straight range"
Montes Riphaeus 189 km Greek name for the Ural Mountains, Russia
Montes Rook 791 km Lawrence Rook, astronomer
Montes Secchi 50 km Named after nearby crater Secchi
Montes Spitzbergen 60 km Named after German for "sharp peaks" and for resemblance to the Spitsbergen islands
Montes Taurus 172 km Taurus Mountains, Asia Minor
Montes Teneriffe 182 km Tenerife island

Notes

  1. ^ Formerly called Mons Euler.

See also

External links

  • List of named lunar mountains in Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
  • Digital Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon
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