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Rima Zahia from Apollo 15 panoramic camera

Rima Zahia is a sinuous rille on the Moon at 25°01′N 30°28′W / 25.02°N 30.46°W / 25.02; -30.46, in Mare Imbrium. It is approximately 15 km in length.

The name was adopted by the IAU in 1976.[1] Zahia is an Arabic female name, and the rille is not named after a particular person.

Rima Zahia lies to the north of Catena Yuri and east of Courtney crater.

Lunar Orbiter 4 image showing Rima Zahia and other features in the area

ReferencesEdit

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