The Complete List of Mountains and Mountain Ranges on the Moon

The highest mountain and the longest mountain range on the moon
Were you aware that there are mountains on the moon? The fact is there are, and here we shall learn all about them.
Did You Know?
The tallest mountain on the Moon is Mons Huygens, which stands at a height of 5.5 km!
The Moon is a satellite of the Earth, and it's only one. It revolves around the Earth while rotating on its orbit at the same time. Ever since the erstwhile Soviet Union's Luna 2 spacecraft landed on the Moon, there have been attempts to study the landscape of the Moon, its craters, and mountains. The biggest milestone was man's landing on the Moon in 1969. Neil Armstrong described it as, "A single step for man, a giant leap for mankind." Our quest was driven by the question, "Will a time come when it will be possible for us to have our homes on the Moon?" Now that we have quite a lot of information about the Moon, we know that there are mountain ranges on its surface, with peaks that reach a height of 5 meters or more. Curious to know which are they? Here we go...
List of Mountains on the Moon
There are close to thirty mountains on the Moon, and here we shall have a closer look at some of the highest ones.
Mons Huygens
Height: 5.5 km
Diameter: 40km
Mountain Range: Montes Apenninus
Coordinates: 20.0° N, 2.9° W
Named After: Christiaan Huygens, astronomer
Mons Hadley
Height: 4.5 km
Diameter: 25 km
Mountain Range: Montes Apenninus
Coordinates: 26.5° N, 4.7° E
Named After: John Hadley, inventor
Mons Bradley
Height: 4.3 km
Diameter: 30 km
Mountain Range: Montes Apenninus
Coordinates: 22.0° N, 1.0° E
Named After: James Bradley, English astronomer
Mons Penck
Height: 4.0 km
Diameter: 30 km
Coordinates: 10.0° S, 21.6° E
Named After: Albrecht Penck, German geologist
It's a solitary mountain.
Mons Hadley Delta
Height: 3.9 km
Diameter: 25 km
Mountain Range: Montes Apenninus
Coordinates: 26.5° N, 4.7° E
Named After: John Hadley
Mons Blanc
Height: 3.8 km
Diameter: 25 km
Mountain Range: Montes Alpes
Coordinates: 45.0°N 1.0°E
Named After: Mont Blanc, an Alpine peak
Mons Wolff
Height: 3.8 km
Diameter: 35 km
Mountain Range: Montes Apenninus
Coordinates: 17.0° N, 6.8° W
Named After: Baron Christian von Wolff
Mons Ampere
Height: 3.3 km
Diameter: 30 km
Mountain Range: Montes Apenninus
Coordinates: 19.0° N, 4.0° W
Named After: André-Marie Ampère, physicist
Mons Pico
Height: 2.4 km
Diameter: 25 km
Coordinates: 45.7° N, 8.9° W
Named After: The iish word for 'peak'
It is a solitary mountain.
Mons Piton
Height: 2.1 km
Diameter: 25 km
Coordinates: 40.6° N, 1.1° W
Named After: A peak on Tenerife Island
It's an isolated mountain range.
Mons Vitruvius
Height: 2.3 km
Diameter: 15 km
Mountain Range Montes Taurus
Coordinates: 19.4° N, 30.8° E
Named After: The crater Vitruvius, named after Marcus P. Vitruvius
Mons La Hire
Height: 1.5 km
Diameter: 25 km
Coordinates: 27.8° N, 25.5° W
Named After: Philippe de la Hire
It's a solitary mountain.
Mons Vinogradov
Height: 1.3 km
Diameter: 25 km
Coordinates: 22.4 N, 32.4 W
Named After: Alexander P. Vinogradov, chemist
It's a solitary mountain.
Mons Maraldi
Height: 1.3 km
Diameter: 15 km
Coordinates: 20.3° N, 35.3°
Named After: The crater Maraldi, named after Giovanni D. Maraldi
It's a solitary mountain.
Mons Rümker
Height: 1.1 km
Diameter: 70 km
Coordinates: 40.8° N, 58.1° W
Named After: Carl Ludwig Christian Rümker, astronomer
It's an isolated lunar dome mountain.
Mons Gruithuisen Gamma
Height: 0.9 km
Diameter: 20 km
Coordinates: 36.6° N, 40.5° W.
Named After: The crater Gruithuisen located nearby
It's an isolated lunar dome mountain.
In addition to these, there are other smaller mountains on the surface of the Moon, and their names are given below.
MountainDiameterLatitude
Mons Agnes1 km18.6°N 5.3°E
Mons André10 km5.2°N 120.6°E
Mons Ardeshir8 km5.0°N 121.0°E
Mons Argaeus50 km19.0°N 29.0°E
Mons Delisle30 km29.5°N 35.8°W
Mons Dieter20 km5.0°N 120.2°E
Mons Dilip2 km5.6°N 120.8°E
Mons Esam8 km14.6°N 35.7°E
Mons Ganau14 km4.8°N 120.6°E
Mons Gruithuisen Delta20 km36.0°N 35.9°W
Mons Hansteen30 km12.1°S 50.0°W
Mons Herodotus5 km27.5°N 53.0°W
Mons Moro10 km12.0°S 19.7°W
Mons Usov15 km12.0°N 63.0°E
Mountain Ranges on the Moon
There are mountain ranges on the Moon, some of which contain famous peaks that we have discussed above. The names of these mountain ranges, along with their selenographic coordinates are specified below.
Mountain RangeDia.Latitude
Montes Agricola141 km29.1°N 54.2°W
Montes Alpes281 km46.4°N 0.8°W
Montes Apenninus401 km18.9°N 3.7°W
Montes Archimedes163 km25.3°N 4.6°W
Montes Carpatus361 km14.5°N 24.4°W
Montes Caucasus465 km38.4°N 10.0°E
Montes Cordillera574 km17.5°S 81.6°W
Montes Haemus560 km19.9°N 9.2°E
Montes Harbinger90 km27.0°N 41.0°W
Montes Jura422 km47.1°N 34.0°W
Montes Pyrenaeus164 km15.6°S 41.2°E
Montes Recti90 km48.0°N 20.0°W
Montes Riphaeus189 km7.7°S 28.1°W
Montes Rook791 km20.6°S 82.5°W
Montes Secchi50 km3.0°N 43.0°E
Montes Spitzbergen60 km35.0°N 5.0°W
Montes Taurus172 km28.4°N 41.1°E
Montes Teneriffe182 km47.1°N 11.8°W

* Dia. stands for Diameter
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