Earth - Apollo 17

Australia and Antarctica on Earth

Apollo 17 hand-held Hasselblad picture of a three-quarters illuminated Earth. This view is centered on Australia which is partially obscured by clouds. Antarctica is visible at the bottom of the disk. Much of the Indian (left) and Pacific (right) Oceans can be seen. Earth is 12,740 km in diameter and north is at about 1:00. (Apollo 17, AS17-148-22742)
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High resolution tiff file (691K)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1972-12-07
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -15.,230.
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view, clouds, water
Instrument: Haselblad Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): Film Type - 70 mm
Instrument Field of View (deg): 250 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: AS17-148-22742
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 72-096A-05C
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