Sapas Mons

The Sapa Mons (Latin for Mount of Sapa, after a Phoenician goddess ) is a volcano on Venus.


The shield volcano has a height of about 1.5 kilometers above its own base, a base diameter of 400 kilometers and extends to 4.5 km above the mean level of the planet. It is located near the equator at 8 ° north latitude and 188 ° east LängeVenus8.5 - 171.74500Koordinaten: 8 ° 30 'N, 171 ° 42 ' W in the Aphrodite Terra highlands, west of Atla Regio.

Striking are the Sapa Mons the many narrow lava flows. As with all volcanoes on Venus never eruptions were observed.