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Lat: 31.3°S, Long: 39.9°E, Diam: 50 km, Depth: 3.4 km, Rükl: 68

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LO-IV-071H The 11-km crater on the northern floor of Neander is Neander A. 25-km Neander E is partially visible along the upper right margin.


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Description: Elger

(IAU Directions) NEANDER.--This ring-plain, 34 miles in diameter, a short distance E.S.E. of Piccolomini, has a somewhat deformed rampart, which, however, except on the N., where there is a narrow gap occupied by a small crater, is continuous. It rises on the W. nearly 8,000 feet above the floor, on which there is a central mountain about 2,500 feet high. Schmidt shows some minor hills, a large crater on the N.W. side, and three smaller craters in the interior.

Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Westfall, 2000: 3.4 km
  • Viscardy, 1985: 3.4 km
  • Cherrington, 1969: 3.01 km
  • Satellite crater Neander N is on the ALPO list of bright ray craters.
  • Curious fault to the east-southeast of Neander (at 33° South/ 44° East). This fault was photographed by Howard Eskildsen during local pre-sunset illumination (evening terminator circumstances), see LPOD April 5 2013.


Neumann, Michael; German mathematician (1529-1581).
  • According to Whitaker (p. 213) this is identical to the name introduced by Riccioli, and has continued unchanged.

Neander Fault

  • The Neander Fault is an unofficial name for the curious fault at 33° South/ 44° East (to the east-southeast of Neander). This unofficial name is included on chart 6 (page 25) in the 21st Century Atlas of the Moon (C.A.Wood/ M.J.S.Collins).

LPOD Articles

A Third Gander at Neander
Don't give me any of your lip (sunset at the Neander Fault).


A Portfolio of Lunar Drawings (Harold Hill), page 238 (the Neander-Reichenbach-Rheita region at sunset).