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Bok (lunar crater)

Bok is a lunar impact crater that is located on the far side of the Moon. To the southeast is the crater Sniadecki; to the north is McKellar, and further to the west is De Vries.

Bok
Bok crater 1038 med.jpg
Coordinates20°12′S 171°36′W / 20.2°S 171.6°W / -20.2; -171.6Coordinates: 20°12′S 171°36′W / 20.2°S 171.6°W / -20.2; -171.6
Diameter45 km
DepthUnknown
Colongitude172° at sunrise
EponymPriscilla F. Bok
Bart J. Bok
LRO Wide Angle Camera image
Apollo 17 panoramic camera mosaic

The rim of Bok is well-defined and is not significantly eroded. The inner walls slope gently down to the nearly level interior floor, which has a central peak near the midpoint. There is a slight inward bulge along the northwest wall.

Satellite cratersEdit

By convention these features are identified on lunar maps by placing the letter on the side of the crater midpoint that is closest to Bok.

Bok Latitude Longitude Diameter
C 19.1° S 170.2° W 27 km

ReferencesEdit

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