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Montes Haemus

Haemus Mountains, Mountain Range on the Moon

Feature onThe Moon
Feature typeMontes (mountain range)
Lunar coordinates16°-24° N, 6°-16° E
DimensionsLength: 385 km
Highest peaks: 2.4 km
Bounding featuresManilius, Mare Serenitatis, Mare Vaporum
PromontoriesPromontorium Archerusia

Originally the Latin name for a part of the Balkan range on Earth, the Haemus Mountains were transferred to the Moon by Hevelius. They define the southwestern 'shore' of the Sea of Serenity, and at their northern end, they meet the much taller and more impressive range of the Apennine Mountains.


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