GeoHack - Template:Coord

Coordinates on Mercury 8° 0′ 0″ N, 190° 30′ 0″ W  (8°, -190.5°) Type Zoom 5

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Longitude on Mercury increases in the westerly direction. A small crater named Hun Kal provides the reference point for measuring longitude. By definition, the center of Hun Kal is 20° west longitude.[1]


The HTML mark up produced by this template emits an Geo microformat, which makes the location's coordinates (latitude & longitude) parsable, so that they can be, say, looked up on a map. As yet, the standard for doing this for off-world bodies is still under development, but is supported in some microformat parsers (e.g. Swignition). For more information about the use of microformats on Wikipedia, please see the microformat project.

Geo is usually produced by calling {{coord}}, and uses HTML classes:

  • body
  • geo
  • latitude
  • longitude

Please do not rename or remove these classes.

When giving coordinates, please don't be overly precise.


  1. ^ "USGS Astrogeology: Rotation and pole position for the Sun and planets (IAU WGCCRE)". Retrieved 22 October 2009.

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