Earth - Apollo 11

Earthrise over the Moon

Earth
This photograph shows the partly-illuminated Earth rising over the lunar horizon. The lunar terrain shown, centered at 85 degrees east longitude and 3 degrees north latitude on the nearside of the Moon is in the area of Smyth's Sea. The Earth is approximately 400,000 km away. (Apollo 11, AS11-44-6552)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1969-07-20
Distance/Range (km): 400,000
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view
Instrument: Hasselblad Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): Film Type - 50 168
Instrument Field of View (deg): 60 mm Focal Length
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: AS11-44-6552
Other Image ID number:
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 69-059A-01A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A

Updated 24 January 2003, DRW.