Hamori (crater)

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Hamori is almost in the bottom left with the central peak
Location Ceres
Coordinates 60°52′S 79°26′E / 60.86°S 79.44°E / -60.86; 79.44Coordinates: 60°52′S 79°26′E / 60.86°S 79.44°E / -60.86; 79.44[1]
Diameter 126 kilometres (78 mi)
Discoverer Dawn spacecraft
Eponym Hamori, Japanese god, protector of tree leaves

Hamori is a large crater in the southern hemisphere of the dwarf planet Ceres, located at 60.86° S, 79.44 ° E. It has a diameter of 60 kilometres (37 mi). The crater is named after Hamori, a Japanese god, protector of tree leaves.[1] It was officially named by the IAU on October 15, 2015.[1]

Nearby prominent craters are the larger Zadeni to the west, Darzamat to the north, the larger Chaminuka further east and the recently named Ratumaibulu to the south.

Hamori crater features a central peak middle, it also has an irregular form of the south rim.


See also


  1. ^ a b c "Planetary Names: Crater, craters: Hamori on Ceres". USGS. Gazeteer of Planetary Nomenclature. 15 October 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
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