selenography(redirected from Origin of lunar nomenclature)
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selenography(sel-ĕ-nog -ră-fee) The study of the Moon's physical features. See Moon, surface features.
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.”
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.