Grove (crater)

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Grove crater 4079 h2.jpg
Coordinates 40°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
Diameter 28 km
Depth 2.4 km
Colongitude 328° at sunrise
Eponym William 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.

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