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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Hafiz
Clean Name Hafiz
Feature ID 15245
Target Mercury
Feature Type Crater, craters


Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude 22.57 °
Southmost Latitude 16.44 °
Eastmost Longitude 276.97 °
Westmost Longitude 283.92 °
Diameter 280.00 km
Center Latitude 19.50 °
Center Longitude 280.44 °
Quad H-09 [pdf]

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Jun 23, 2014
Continent Asia
Culture Persian
Origin Hafiz (or Hafez) of Shiraz, Shams-ud-din Muhammad; Persian poet (c. 1320-1389).
Reference [334] - The Gift, poems by Hafiz the great Sufi master, translated by Daniel Ladinsky: Penguin, New York, 1999.
Updated Oct 11, 2016 1:06 PM

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