Stokes (lunar crater)

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Stokes (lunar crater)
Coordinates 52°30′N 88°06′W / 52.5°N 88.1°W / 52.5; -88.1Coordinates: 52°30′N 88°06′W / 52.5°N 88.1°W / 52.5; -88.1
Diameter 51 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 89° at sunrise
Eponym George G. Stokes

Stokes is a lunar crater that is nestled in the curve formed by the craters Regnault to the north, Volta along the northeast, and Langley. This formation of craters lies nearly along the northwestern limb of the Moon, where their visibility is affected by libration effects.

The rim of this crater has been heavily modified by nearby impacts, although it retains a somewhat circular character. Several small craters lie along the western outer ramparts, as well as along the ridge between Stokes and Langley. Much of the southern section of the floor has been covered by ejecta from nearby impacts. The northern half of the floor, however, is much more smooth and nearly featureless except for a few minor impacts.

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