Hooke (lunar crater)

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Hooke crater 4062 h2.jpg
Coordinates 41°12′N 54°54′E / 41.2°N 54.9°E / 41.2; 54.9Coordinates: 41°12′N 54°54′E / 41.2°N 54.9°E / 41.2; 54.9
Diameter 36 km
Depth 2.3 km
Colongitude 306° at sunrise
Eponym Robert Hooke
Oblique view from Apollo 16

Hooke is a lunar crater that is located to the northwest of the crater Messala, in the northeastern part of the Moon. It lies about a crater diameter to the southeast of the comparably sized Shuckburgh.

The low rim of this crater is moderately eroded, with the satellite crater Hooke D intruding slightly into the southeastern side. A small worn, crater is attached to the northern exterior rim. The interior floor has been flooded, leaving a level, featureless plain and a narrow inner wall.

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 Hooke.

Hooke Latitude Longitude Diameter
D 40.7° N 55.8° E 19 km