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Promontorium Agassiz (below center) and Promontorium Deville (left of center), from Lunar Orbiter 4
Oblique view showing Promontorium Agassiz (right), Promontorium Deville (left of center), and Mont Blanc (left, highest peak). From Apollo 15.

Promontorium Agassiz is a mountainous cape situated on the northeast margin of Mare Imbrium on the near side of the Moon. Its selenographic coordinates are 42.4° N, 1.77° E. It is located south of Promontorium Deville and Mons Blanc, northeast of Mons Piton, and northwest of Cassini crater.

Promontorium Agassiz is named after Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz, a Swiss zoologist and geologist. The name of the feature was approved by the IAU in 1935.[1]


  1. ^ Promontorium Agassiz, Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature, International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)

External linksEdit

  • LAC-25, a map showing Promontorium Agassiz and surrounding area