Earth's Moon - Apollo 12

Gambart crater and the lunar terminator

Earth's Moon
This image, taken from Apollo 12 in orbit about the Moon, shows the lunar terminator, the line separating daylight from darkness. Objects near the terminator appear high and sharp due to the low sun angle. The crater Gambart is on the terminator at the north (upper) part of the frame, 25 km in diameter centered at 1 N, 15.2 W. The area in this photograph is just to the northeast of the Apollo 14 landing area in Fra Mauro. (Apollo 12, AS12-H-50-7438)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1969-11-21
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -2.5, 14 W
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater, terminator
Instrument: Hasselblad Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): Film Type - SO 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: AS12-H-50-7438
Other Image ID number:
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 69-099A-01C
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