Earth - Apollo 11

Nearly full Earth showing Africa, Middle East, Europe and western Asia

Earth
Apollo 11 view of Earth taken shortly after lift off on 16 July 1969 from a distance of 180,000 km. Most of Africa can be seen at the center of this image, as well as parts of Europe and western Asia, partly covered by clouds, and most of the Middle East. Apollo 11 was in translunar insertion at the time of this photograph, on its way to the historic first moon walk on 20 July. The Earth is 12,740 km in diameter. North is at 11:00. (Apollo 11, AS11-36-5355)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1969-07-16
Distance/Range (km): 181000.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -10.,320.
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view, clouds, water
Instrument: Hasselblad Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): Film Type - 70 mm
Instrument Field of View (deg): N/A
Filter: None
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: AS11-36-5355
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 69-059A-01A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A

Updated 24 January 2003, DRW.