Sinus Amoris

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Sinus Amoris
Sinus Amoris + Lacus Bonitatis - LROC - WAC.JPG
Sinus Amoris and surroundings ( LROC -WAC)
Sinus Amoris (moon equatorial region)
Sinus Amoris
position 20.03 °  N , 37.33 °  E Coordinates: 20 ° 1 '48 "  N , 37 ° 19' 48"  E
diameter 189 km
See also Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Sinus Amoris is a small, bay-like mare on Mare Tranquillitatis on the Earth's moon . The Latin name means Bay of Love in German and was officially established by the International Astronomical Union in 1976.

Sinus Amoris has an average diameter of 190 kilometers and extends 250 kilometers from the northeast edge of the Mare Tranquillitatis. In the north are the Römer crater and the Montes Taurus , in the east the Lacus Bonitatis and the Macrobius crater and southeast the Palus Somni .

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Sinus Amoris, right and above center of the image taken by the Clementine spacecraft . The Carmichael crater shines in the center of the right half of the picture .