Mons Penck

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Mons Penck
Mons Penck AS16-M-0436.jpg
Apollo 16 image
Highest point
Elevation9890 m (summit)
ListingLunar mountains
Coordinates10°00′S 21°36′E / 10.0°S 21.6°E / -10.0; 21.6
EtymologyNamed for Albrecht Penck
English translationPenck Mountain
Language of nameLatin
Locationthe Moon

Mons Penck is a mountain promontory on the near side of the Moon. It lies just to the northeast of the crater Kant, to the north of Ibn-Rushd and the Rupes Altai scarp. Southeast of Mons Penck are the prominent craters Theophilus and Cyrillus.

The selenographic coordinates of this peak are 10.0° S, 21.6° E. It has a diameter of about 30 km at the base and climbs to an altitude of over 4 km (13,000 feet), it was named after Albrecht Penck (1858–1945), a German geographer and geologist.[1]


  1. ^ "Mons Penck". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.

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