Van Eyck (crater)

Van Eyck is a 271 km diameter impact basin in the Shakespeare quadrangle of Mercury. It is located at 43.22°N, 159.43°W and is named after the 15th century Flemish painter Jan van Eyck. Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in 1979.[1]

Van Eyck
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Coordinates43°13′N 159°26′W / 43.22°N 159.43°W / 43.22; -159.43Coordinates: 43°13′N 159°26′W / 43.22°N 159.43°W / 43.22; -159.43
QuadrangleShakespeare quadrangle
Diameter271 km
EponymJan van Eyck

Van Eyck lies on the southwestern margin of the even-larger Shakespeare basin. The younger Mansur crater lies to the northwest of Van Eyck.


  1. ^ "Van Eyck". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature (USGS). International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 2018-01-12.