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The Moon's surface is covered in many interesting features. Among these are several large valleys that have been given names. These are listed below.

Most of these valleys are named after a nearby crater; see the list of craters on the Moon for more information.

Valley Coordinates Dimension Eponym Crater
Vallis Alpes 48°30′N 3°12′E / 48.5°N 3.2°E / 48.5; 3.2 166 km Latin name meaning "Alpine valley" None
Vallis Baade 45°54′S 76°12′W / 45.9°S 76.2°W / -45.9; -76.2 203 km Walter Baade Baade
Vallis Bohr 12°24′N 86°36′W / 12.4°N 86.6°W / 12.4; -86.6 80 km Niels Bohr Bohr
Vallis Bouvard 38°18′S 83°06′W / 38.3°S 83.1°W / -38.3; -83.1 284 km Alexis Bouvard None
Vallis Capella 7°36′S 34°54′E / 7.6°S 34.9°E / -7.6; 34.9 49 km Martianus Capella Capella
Vallis Inghirami 43°48′S 72°12′W / 43.8°S 72.2°W / -43.8; -72.2 148 km Giovanni Inghirami Inghirami
Vallis Palitzsch 26°24′S 64°18′E / 26.4°S 64.3°E / -26.4; 64.3 132 km Johann Palitzsch Palitzsch
Vallis Planck 58°24′S 126°06′E / 58.4°S 126.1°E / -58.4; 126.1 451 km Max Planck Planck
Vallis Rheita 42°30′S 51°30′E / 42.5°S 51.5°E / -42.5; 51.5 445 km Anton Maria Schyrleus of Rheita Rheita
Vallis Schrödinger 67°00′S 105°00′E / 67.0°S 105.0°E / -67.0; 105.0 310 km Erwin Schrödinger Schrödinger
Vallis Schröteri 26°12′N 50°48′W / 26.2°N 50.8°W / 26.2; -50.8 168 km Johann Hieronymus Schröter Schröter
Vallis Snellius 31°06′S 56°00′E / 31.1°S 56.0°E / -31.1; 56.0 592 km Willebrord Snell Snellius

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