selenography

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selenography

(sel-ĕ-nog -ră-fee) The study of the Moon's physical features. See Moon, surface features.

Selenography

 

the branch of astronomy concerned with the description of the surface of the moon. As new methods of studying the moon develop, the term “selenography” is being supplanted by the terms “selenodesy” and “selenology.”

selenography

[‚sel·ə·näg·rə·fē]
(astronomy)
Studies pertaining to the physical geography of the moon; specifically, referring to positions on the moon measured in latitude from the moon's equator and in longitude from a reference meridian.
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CHARLES WOOD, who considers himself a certified lunatic, heads the International Astronomical Union's Lunar Nomenclature Working Group.
Scholars used Latin when lunar nomenclature was invented.
greatly clarify the confused history of lunar nomenclature.
According to the International Astronomical Union's Commission on Lunar Nomenclature, craters on the Moon are supposed to be named after deceased astronomers, philosophers, and scholars (S&T: May 1995, page 28).
In time, Riccioli's scheme set the standard for lunar nomenclature.
Working from an existing compilation of names collated by the International Association of Academies, the IAU's Commission on Lunar Nomenclature added a few new designations and in 1932 presented its Named Lunar Formations, which was adopted three years later.
Their subsequent Rectified Lunar Atlas tweaked lunar nomenclature with corrections and additions, which the IAU adopted in 1964.