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Coordinates: 26°57′S 33°27′W / 26.95°S 33.45°W / -26.95; -33.45

Promonontorium Kelvin, a small mountain range narrowly connected to Rupes Kelvin. Lunar Orbiter 4 photo.

Promontorium Kelvin is a headland on the near side of the Moon. It is located in the southeast of the Mare Humorum. It is close to Rupes Kelvin. Its length is about 45 km. Its coordinates are 26°57′S 33°27′W / 26.95°S 33.45°W / -26.95; -33.45.[1] It was named after the British scientist, physicist and engineer William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Promontorium Kelvin". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.

External linksEdit

  • Promontorium Kelvin at Moon Wiki
  • Wood, Chuck (February 7, 2008). "Crossing the Kelvin Rectangular Block". Lunar Photo of the Day. - features the promontory