Monteverdi (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 63°48′N 77°18′W / 63.8°N 77.3°W / 63.8; -77.3Coordinates: 63°48′N 77°18′W / 63.8°N 77.3°W / 63.8; -77.3
Diameter 138 km
Eponym Claudio Monteverdi

Monteverdi is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 138 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1979. Monteverdi is named for the Italian composer Claudio Monteverdi, who lived from 1567 to 1643.[2]


  1. ^ Moore, Patrick (2000). The Data Book of Astronomy. Institute of Physics Publishing. ISBN 0-7503-0620-3. 
  2. ^ "Monteverdi". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. NASA. Retrieved 4 July 2012.