|Western part of the Montes Apenninus ( LROC -WAC)|
|See also Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature|
The Montes Apenninus are the mightiest mountains on the moon . The mountain range is part of the partial crater wall around the basin of the Mare Imbrium and is located south of the Montes Alpes, which are also arranged . It has a length of around 600 km and rises in places over 5000 m.
The Moon Apennines were named by Hevelius after the Apennines in Italy . Its southern section is flanked in the northwest by the Mare Imbrium and in the southeast by the Mare Vaporum . Thus, the geographical breakdown is similar to that of the terrestrial Apennines, which is surrounded by the Adriatic Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea . When looking at the lunar Apennines, it is noticeable that it has numerous impact craters .