Earth's Moon - Apollo 11

The Apollo 11 lunar module, the Moon, and the Earth

Earth's Moon
A view of the Apollo 11 lunar module "Eagle" as it returned from the surface of the moon to dock with the command module "Columbia". A smooth mare area is visible on the Moon below and a half-illuminated Earth hangs over the horizon. The lunar module ascent stage was about 4 meters across. Command module pilot Michael Collins took this picture just before docking at 21:34:00 UT (5:34 p.m. EDT) 21 July 1969. (Apollo 11, AS11-44-6642)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1969-07-21
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Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
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Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: surface image, astronaut
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
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Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
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NASA Image ID number: AS11-44-6642
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NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 69-059A-01A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
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Updated 24 January 2003, DRW.