Earth's Moon - Apollo 11

Apollo 11 Lunar Module after separation

Earth's Moon
At 1:47 pm EDT, July 20, the Lunar Module "Eagle" carrying Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, separated from the Command Module "Columbia". Michael Collins, aboard the Columbia, took this picture of the LM as it prepared for its descent to the Moon. The lunar horizon can be seen at the bottom of the image. Collins visually inspected the LM before it began its descent. The LM is 4.2 meters across at its base. (Apollo 11, AS11-44-6574)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1969-07-20 T 05:47
Distance/Range (km): 0.01
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: spacecraft
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: AS11-44-6574
Other Image ID number:
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 69-059A-01A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck,

Last updated: 24 September 2015