Grove (crater)

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Grove
Grove crater 4079 h2.jpg
Coordinates40°18′N 32°54′E / 40.3°N 32.9°E / 40.3; 32.9Coordinates: 40°18′N 32°54′E / 40.3°N 32.9°E / 40.3; 32.9
Diameter28 km
Depth2.4 km
Colongitude328° at sunrise
EponymWilliam R. Grove

Grove is a small lunar impact crater that lies in the northern part of the Lacus Somniorum. It is located to the southeast of the crater remnant Mason. Grove is a relatively circular crater formation with a simple, sharp-edged rim. The unconsolidated material along the inner wall has slumped down to the floor, forming a ring around the relatively level base. The floor contains a few tiny impacts, but is otherwise nearly featureless.

Grove Karl Gilbert (May 6, 1843 – May 1, 1918), known by the abbreviated name G. K. Gilbert in academic literature, was an American geologist.

Satellite craters[edit]

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

Grove Latitude Longitude Diameter
Y 37.4° N 31.7° E 3 km

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