Earth - Apollo 15

View of full Earth centered on South America and the Atlantic Ocean

Earth
Apollo 15 image of a nearly full Earth centered on the equatorial Atlantic Ocean. South America is just left of center, Central America, Mexico, and Florida are visible at upper left. Spain and northwest Africa are at upper right. The different shade of blue east of Florida is the Bahama Banks. The large swirling cloud formation at upper center is a storm front over Greenland. The Earth is 12,740 km in diameter. (Apollo 15, AS15-91-12343)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1971-07-26
Distance/Range (km): 50000.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +00.,040.
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view, clouds, water
Instrument: Hasselblad Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): Film Type - 70 mm
Instrument Field of View (deg): N/A
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: AS15-91-12343
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 71-063A-01C
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A

Updated 29 January 2003, DRW.