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Sinus Amoris (Latin for "Bay of Love")[1] extends northward from the northeast end of the Mare Tranquillitatis. It is located at selenographic coordinates 19.9° N, 37.3° E, and lies within a diameter of 190 km.[1] To the north of the bay are the jumbled Montes Taurus peaks.

Sinus Amoris
Clementine mosaic
Coordinates19°54′N 37°18′E / 19.9°N 37.3°E / 19.9; 37.3Coordinates: 19°54′N 37°18′E / 19.9°N 37.3°E / 19.9; 37.3
Diameter190 km
EponymBay of Love
Apollo 17 image of northern Sinus Amoris, with Römer above left of center.

Near the southern end of the bay where it outlets into the Mare Tranquillitatis lies the crater Theophrastus. Along the western side is the flooded crater Maraldi and Mons Maraldi. Bordering the east side of the bay are the craters Carmichael and Hill. There are some low ridges in the central part of the bay, but otherwise it is relatively featureless.

At the southern egress where the bay joins the mare lies Mons Esam, a minor rise that lies among several small lunar domes.


  1. ^ a b "Sinus Amoris". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.

External linksEdit

  • Sinus Amoris at The Moon Wiki
  • Wood, Chuck (May 27, 2005). "Is It Love or a Sinus Infection?". Lunar Photo of the Day.
  • Wood, Chuck (August 10, 2006). "Is It Love or a Sinus Infection? (Repeat of 05/27/2005)". Lunar Photo of the Day. Archived from the original on August 17, 2017.