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Lacus Mortis

Lake of Death, Mare on the Moon

Feature onThe Moon
Feature typeMare (Lunar Sea)
Lunar coordinates45° N, 27° E
DimensionsDiameter 150 km; area c.19,800 km2
Bounding featuresBaily, Lacus Somniorum, Mare Frigoris, Mason, Plana
Interior featuresBürg, Rimae Bürg
NotesA small lunar 'lake' in the Moon's northern hemisphere, Lacus Mortis lies between the northern sea of Mare Frigoris and the wide lake of Lacus Somniorum, the Lake of Dreams, to the south. It contains a large and prominent crater, Bürg, which dominates the central regions of this small mare.


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