Earth's Moon - Apollo 12

Close up of Surveyor 3 on the Moon

Earth's Moon
Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean took this picture of the Surveyor 3 spacecraft on the second moonwalk EVA on 20 November 1969 after commander Pete Conrad had removed the camera for return to Earth. Surveyor 3 landed on the Moon inside the edge of a small crater on 20 April 1967. This view shows the spherical fuel tanks and the rectangular white battery. An astronauts bootprint can be seen on the ground below the battery. Part of the crater wall can be seen in the background. The image is about 2.5 meters across. (Apollo 12, AS12-H-48-7138)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1969-11-20 T 08:40
Distance/Range (km): 0.005
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -3.01, 23.42
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: surface image, spacecraft
Instrument: Hasselblad Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): Film Type - SO 164
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: AS12-H-48-7138
Other Image ID number:
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 69-099A-01D
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