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The Complete List of Mountains and Mountain Ranges on the Moon

Mountains and Mountain Ranges 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.
UniverSavvy Staff
Last Updated: Jun 1, 2018
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.
Mountain Diameter Latitude
Mons Agnes 1 km 18.6°N 5.3°E
Mons André 10 km 5.2°N 120.6°E
Mons Ardeshir 8 km 5.0°N 121.0°E
Mons Argaeus 50 km 19.0°N 29.0°E
Mons Delisle 30 km 29.5°N 35.8°W
Mons Dieter 20 km 5.0°N 120.2°E
Mons Dilip 2 km 5.6°N 120.8°E
Mons Esam 8 km 14.6°N 35.7°E
Mons Ganau 14 km 4.8°N 120.6°E
Mons Gruithuisen Delta 20 km 36.0°N 35.9°W
Mons Hansteen 30 km 12.1°S 50.0°W
Mons Herodotus 5 km 27.5°N 53.0°W
Mons Moro 10 km 12.0°S 19.7°W
Mons Usov 15 km 12.0°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 Range Dia. Latitude
Montes Agricola 141 km 29.1°N 54.2°W
Montes Alpes 281 km 46.4°N 0.8°W
Montes Apenninus 401 km 18.9°N 3.7°W
Montes Archimedes 163 km 25.3°N 4.6°W
Montes Carpatus 361 km 14.5°N 24.4°W
Montes Caucasus 465 km 38.4°N 10.0°E
Montes Cordillera 574 km 17.5°S 81.6°W
Montes Haemus 560 km 19.9°N 9.2°E
Montes Harbinger 90 km 27.0°N 41.0°W
Montes Jura 422 km 47.1°N 34.0°W
Montes Pyrenaeus 164 km 15.6°S 41.2°E
Montes Recti 90 km 48.0°N 20.0°W
Montes Riphaeus 189 km 7.7°S 28.1°W
Montes Rook 791 km 20.6°S 82.5°W
Montes Secchi 50 km 3.0°N 43.0°E
Montes Spitzbergen 60 km 35.0°N 5.0°W
Montes Taurus 172 km 28.4°N 41.1°E
Montes Teneriffe 182 km 47.1°N 11.8°W

* Dia. stands for Diameter