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List of mountains on the Moon

Mountains

These are isolated mountains or massifs.

Please note that the heights listed below are not consitent across sources. In the 1960s, the US Army Mapping Service used elevation relative to 1,737,988 meters from the center of the Moon. In the 1970s, the US Defense Mapping Agency used 1,730,000 meters. The Clementine topographic data published in the 1990s uses 1,737,400 meters.

Also note that this table is not comprehensive, and does not list the highest places on the Moon. Clementine data show a range of about 18,100 meters from lowest to highest point on the Moon. The highest point, located on the far side of the Moon, is approximately 6500 meters higher than Mons Huygens (usually listed as the tallest mountain).

Name

Lat./Long.

Dia.

Ht.

Name Origin

Mons Agnes

18.6° N 5.3° E

1 km

 

Greek feminine name

Mons Ampère

19.0° N 4.0° W

30 km

3.0 km

André-Marie Ampère, physicist

Mons André

5.2° N 120.6° E

10 km

 

French masculine name

Mons Ardeshir

5.0° N 121.0° E

8 km

 

Ardashir, Persian (Iranian) emperor

Mons Argaeus

19.0° N 29.0° E

50 km

 

Mount Erciyas, Asia Minor

Mons Blanc

45.0° N 1.0° E

25 km

3.6 km

Mont Blanc, the Alps

Mons Bradley

22.0° N 1.0° E

30 km

4.2 km

James Bradley, astronomer

Mons Delisle

29.5° N 35.8° W

30 km

 

Named after nearby Delisle crater

Mons Dieter

5.0° N 120.2° E

20 km

 

German masculine name

Mons Dilip

5.6° N 120.8° E

2 km

 

Indian masculine name

Mons Esam

14.6° N 35.7° E

8 km

 

Arabic masculine name

Mons Ganau

4.8° N 120.6° E

14 km

 

African masculine name

Mons Gruithuisen Delta

36.0° N 35.9° W

20 km

 

Named after nearby Gruithuisen crater

Mons Gruithuisen Gamma

36.6° N 40.5° W

20 km

 

Named after nearby Gruithuisen crater

Mons Hadley

26.5° N 4.7° E

25 km

4.6 km

John Hadley, inventor

Mons Hadley Delta

25.8° N 3.8° E

15 km

3.5 km

Named after nearby Mount Hadley

Mons Hansteen

12.1° S 50.0° W

30 km

 

Named after nearby Hansteen crater

Mons Herodotus

27.5° N 53.0° W

5 km

 

Named after nearby Herodotus crater

Mons Huygens

20.0° N 2.9° W

40 km

4.7 km

Christian Huygens, astronomer

Mons La Hire

27.8° N 25.5° W

25 km

1.5 km

Philippe de la Hire, astronomer

Mons Maraldi

20.3° N 35.3° E

15 km

1.3 km

Named after nearby Maraldi crater

Mons Moro

12.0° S 19.7° W

10 km

 

Antonio Lazzaro Moro, earth scientist

Mons Penck

10.0° S 21.6° E

30 km

4. km

Albrecht Penck, geographer

Mons Pico

45.7° N 8.9° W

25 km

2. km

Spanish for "peak"

Mons Piton

40.6° N 1.1° W

25 km

2.3 km

Mount Piton, Tenerife

Mons Rümker

40.8° N 58.1° W

70 km

0.5 km

Karl Ludwig Christian Rümker, astronomer

Mons Usov

12.0° N 63.0° E

15 km

 

Mikhail A. Usov, geologist

Mons Vinogradov

22.4° N 32.4° W

25 km

1.4 km

Aleksandr Pavlovich Vinogradov, chemist

Mons Vitruvius

19.4° N 30.8° E

15 km

2.3 km

Named after nearby Vitruvius crater

Mons Wolff

17.0° N 6.8° W

35 km

3.5 km

Baron Christian von Wolff, philosopher

Mountain ranges

Name

Lat./Long.

Dia.

Name Origin

Montes Agricola

29.1° N 54.2° W

141 km

Georgius Agricola, earth scientist

Montes Alpes

46.4° N 0.8° W

281 km

The Alps, Europe

Montes Apenninus

18.9° N 3.7° W

401 km

The Apennine Mountains, Italy

Montes Archimedes

25.3° N 4.6° W

163 km

Named after nearby Archimedes crater

Montes Carpatus

14.5° N 24.4° W

361 km

The Carpathian Mountains, Europe

Montes Caucasus

38.4° N 10.0° W

445 km

The Caucasus Mountains, Europe

Montes Cordillera

17.5° S 81.6° W

574 km

Spanish for "mountain chain"

Montes Haemus

19.9° N 9.2° E

560 km

Greek name for the Balkan Mountains

Montes Harbinger

27.0° N 41.0° W

90 km

Harbingers of dawn on Aristarchus crater

Montes Jura

47.1° N 34.0° W

422 km

The Jura Mountains, Europe

Montes Pyrenaeus

15.6° S 41.2° E

164 km

The Pyrenees Mountains, Europe

Montes Recti

48.0° N 20.0° W

90 km

Latin for "straight range"

Montes Riphaeus

7.7° S 28.1° W

189 km

Greek name for the Ural Mountains, Russia

Montes Rook

20.6° S 82.5° W

791 km

Lawrence Rook, astronomer

Montes Secchi

3.0° N 43.0° E

50 km

Named after nearby Secchi crater

Montes Spitzbergen

35.0° N 5.0° W

60 km

Named after German for "sharp peaks" and for resemblance to the Spitsbergen islands

Montes Taurus

28.4° N 41.1° E

172 km

Taurus Mountains, Asia Minor

Montes Teneriffe

47.1° N 11.8° W

182 km

Tenerife island

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