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Coordinates: 16°48′N 21°54′E / 16.8°N 21.9°E / 16.8; 21.9

Promonontorium Archerusia is on the left of the LRO image

Promontorium Archerusia (/ˌɑːrkəˈrʒə/; Latin for "Cape Archerusia") is a headland on the near side of the Moon. It separates the lunar mares of Mare Serenitatis and Mare Tranquilitatis. Its coordinates are 16°48′N 21°54′E / 16.8°N 21.9°E / 16.8; 21.9.[1]

Promontorium Archerusia was named by Johannes Hevelius[2] and is a misspelling of Acherusia, a cape on the Black Sea near Heraclea in ancient Bithynia (now Karadeniz Ereğli in Turkey).[3][1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Promontorium Archerusia". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program., accessed 15 February 2019
  2. ^ Hevelius J. (1647). Selenographia sive Lunae descriptio. Gedani: Hünefeld. doi:10.3931/e-rara-238.
  3. ^   Smith, William, ed. (1854). "Bithynia". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. 1. London: John Murray. p. 406.

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