Earth - Apollo 16

Full Earth showing North America and the Pacific Ocean

Apollo 16 view of the Earth taken with a hand-held Hasselblad camera about an hour and a half after translunar injection on 16 April, 1972. Most of the United States is visible at right center, including Lake Michigan and Lake Superior and Florida. Mexico and part of Central America are also visible. The slightly different shade of blue below Florida is the Bahama Banks. The Earth is 12,740 km in diameter and north is at roughly 1:00. (Apollo 16, AS16-118-18885)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1972-04-16
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +35.,110.
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: AS16-118-18885
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 72-031A-01F
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