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(formerly Amundsen A)

Lat: 81.8°S, Long: 84.0°E, Diam: 69 km, Depth: 3.91 km, Rükl: 74

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Clementine Hédervári is in the center. Its shadowed triangular extension to the north is caused by the separately-named 27-km diameter crater Hédervári C. On the left, cut by the margin, is 19-km Demonax B; and the dark form looming to the south is the north rim of 101-km Amundsen.


LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images


(LAC zone 144A1) USGS Digital Atlas PDF


Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Westfall, 2000: 3.91 km


  • Named for Peter Hédervári (1931-1984), a Hungarian geoscientist.
  • This name was proposed to the IAU by amateurs as part of their Luna Incognita project to fill in areas left blank on the Lunar Orbiter maps. It was approved in 1994 (IAU Transactions XXIIB).
  • Although listed in the IAU Planetary Gazetteer as replacing the former lettered crater designation Amundsen A, that name appears to have been a part of Ewen Whitaker's effort to letter the farside for NASA RP-1097 (1982) and was never approved by the IAU.
  • On page 236 (Appendix U) of Ewen A. Whitaker's book Mapping and Naming the Moon (1999), Hedervari is erroneously connected to Amundsen (instead of Amundsen A). - DannyCaes Oct 9, 2011
  • The name Hedervari is not printed on page 289 (LAC 144) of the Clementine Atlas (2004).- DannyCaes Oct 9, 2011

LPOD Articles


  • Alan M. MacRobert. Exploring the Moon's South Pole, Sky and Telescope, October 1993, pages 66-67.

Peter Hedervari in the Sourcebook Project (William R. Corliss)

  • P. Hedervari's personal communication to William R. Corliss about strange phenomena prior to the Haicheng (China) earthquake (1975) is included in the book Earthquakes, Tides, Unidentified Sounds, and related phenomena (W.R.Corliss, The Sourcebook Project, 1983).
  • P. Hedervari also translated his article Ice Phenomena from The Strange Phenomena of the Earth (Budapest, 1977) for the book Earthquakes, Tides, Unidentified Sounds, and related phenomena (W.R.Corliss, The Sourcebook Project, 1983).
  • The Possible Correlation between Crustal Deformations Prior to Earthquakes and Earthquake Lights (Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 1981), in Lightning, Auroras, Nocturnal Lights, and Related Luminous Phenomena (1982).