|Lat: 39.7°N, Long: 97.2°W, Diam: 74 km, Depth: 3.26 km, Rükl: (farside)|
Clementine Avicenna is the large crater in the center. The smaller craters visible here are not named with the exception of 21-km diameter Avicenna R, a very small piece of which can be seen below center along the left margin.
- Avicenna was photographed by Lunar Orbiter IV, see frame LO-IV-188-med. On this photograph, Avicenna's location is north (or "above") the Lorentz-Nernst-Rontgen group (captured at the upper half of the frame, near the sunrise terminator).
- See also LO-IV-190-med, in which Avicenna and the Lorentz-Nernst-Rontgen group were captured at the lower left part of the frame. In this photograph, a remarkable "groove" is noticeable north of Avicenna, which runs north-northwest toward an unnamed crater between Rynin and Chapman.
- Research Lunar Orbiter IV photography: Danny Caes
(LAC zone 36C1)
- Depth data from Kurt Fisher database :
- Cherrington, 1969: 3.26 km
- Remarkable "groove" north of Avicenna, which runs north-northwest toward an unnamed crater between Rynin and Chapman. This "groove" is vaguely depicted on page 73 (LAC 36) in the Clementine Atlas of the Moon (revised edition, 2012). - DannyCaes Feb 12, 2014
- Named for Abu Ali Al-Hussein Ibn Abdallah (980-1037), also known as Ibn Seena and Avicenna, a Persian philosopher and, according to the IAU citation the "greatest physician of medieval times", who among his other accomplishments suggested the speed of light must be finite.
- Avicenna was among the long list of farside feature names approved by the IAU in 1970 and published in Menzel, 1971.