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Lat: 20.2°S, Long: 171.6°W, Diam: 45 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside), Eratosthenian

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left: Clementine UV-VIS Multispectral Mosaic . right: LROC


LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images Apollo Images
- Frame 50, made by Zond 8, shows Bok rightward of the frame's central cross (Bok is the crater with the pronounced central peak).
- Wonderful oblique south-looking STEREO pairs of Bok and its pronounced central peak were made with Apollo 17's orbital ITEK-panoramic camera. These pairs are:
AS17-P-1636 / AS17-P-1641 (the eastern part of Bok).
AS17-P-1638 / AS17-P-1643 (the western part of Bok).
In all four ITEK frames, Bok is the pronounced crater near the left margin.
- Sunset terminator at Bok with its sunlit central peak:
Apollo 17's orbital mapping/metric Fairchild-camera frame AS17-M-0330.
Research ZOND 8 and Apollo 17 photographs: Danny Caes


(LAC zone 104B3) LM map


Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information


  • This crater is named for two people (husband and wife):
  • The name of Priscilla Bok was placed in a bank of names for future use on the Moon in IAU Transactions XVIB (1976).
  • The name Bok was used on NASA's LM-104 (September 1978).
  • The name was "approved as assigned" in IAU Transactions XVIIB (1979).
  • There does not seem to be any record in the IAU Transactions of Bart Bok having been added as a second honoree although he is listed as such in the on-line IAU Planetary Gazetteer. - JimMosher
  • List of features named for women.

Bart J. Bok's observation of a peculiar phenomenon above Mount Stromlo Observatory

On the 29th of may 1963, astronomer Bart Bok and several colleagues observed a peculiar phenomenon above the Australian Mount Stromlo Observatory. It appeared at 18:58 in the sky and looked like a glowing orange-red globe, crossing the sky from west to east above the observatory. Bart Bok: This wasn't a meteor or artificial satellite.
(source: one of the very interesting books by Dutch author Hans van Kampen, unfortunately it is called 40 jaar UFO's) (1987, De Kern).