Nix Olympica


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Nix Olympica

(niks ŏ-lim -pi-kă) Earlier name for Olympus Mons, assigned by telescopic observers to the bright-albedo feature they saw in its position.

Nix Olympica

[′niks ə′lim·pə·kə]
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limb: Aeria, Chryse-Xanthe, Elysium, Hellas (vw), Isidis Regio-Libya (causing the 'Syrtis Blue Cloud'), Neith Regio, Nix Olympica (vw to Peach, Mar 8), Tempe and Tharsis.
terminator: Aeria, Alba, Cebrenia (sw), Chryse-Xanthe, Elysium (especially Elysium Mons (Parker, Mar 1 onwards)), Hellas (vw), Isidis Regio-Libya (invading Syrtis Major near the terminator and causing the 'Syrtis Blue Cloud'), Nix Olympica, Tharsis Montes and Tharsis.
mid-disk: Alba, Cebrenia (sw), Elysium Mons, Hellas (vw), Isidis Regio-Libya, and Nix Olympica (sw; Minami, Mar 18 onwards).
terminator: Aeolis (sw), Aeria, Alba, Amazonis-Memnonia, Arcadia (sw), Candor-Ophir, Cebrenia, Chryse-Xanthe, Eden, Elysium (especially Elysium Mons), Hellas (vw), Isidis Regio Libya, Neith Regio, Nix Olympica (weakening in late April), Tempe (sw), Tharsis Montes, Tharsis and Zephyria (sw).
Mare Acidalium, Aeolis, Aethiopis, Candor-Ophir, Cebrenia, Chryse-Xanthe, Deucalionis Regio, Edom, Isidis Regio-Libya, Neith Regio, Nix Olympica (e.g., Cave, May 29), Tempe and Tharsis.
Dioscuria, Elysium (especially Elysium Mons, but weakening this month), Isidis Regio-Libya (still veiling Syrtis Major), Nix Olympica (weakening, but still conspicuous in blue (e.g., Akutsu, May 29), and with another such cloud Sf.
mid-disk: Alba (sw, Valimberti, May 31), Amazonis-Zephyria, Candor-Ophir, Chryse-Xanthe (with a specific bright Chryse Planitia cloud to Minami, May 11), Edom, Elysium Mons (and ground frost?), Libya and Nix Olympica (vsw to Adachi, May 29).
limb: NW Mare Acidalium-Baltia, Aeria, Alba (sw; Morita, Jun 12), Argyre (e.g., Massey and Minami, Jun 17, HST Jun 26), Candor-Ophir, Chryse-Xanthe, Deucalionis Regio, Eden, Edom, Isidis Regio-Libya (sometimes still seen to veil Syrtis Major), Meroe, Nix Olympica (sw, e.g., to Kumamori and Morita, Jun 11-12), Tempe, Tharsis, SW Thaumasia and Thymiamata.