Earth's Moon - Galileo

Orientale Basin and the western hemisphere of the Moon

Earth's Moon
Galileo image of Earth's Moon centered on the Orientale Basin. The Orientale Basin is a giant impact crater, roughly 1000 km in diameter and centered at 205, 265 E, formed about 3.8 billion years ago. The dark region at upper right is Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon's near side. At lower left on the far side is the dark, circular South-Pole-Aitken basin, about 2000 km in diameter. The image was taken through the green filter from about 560,000 km 21 hours after the first Earth flyby. North is up. (Galileo, P-37327)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1990-12-09 T 17:35
Distance/Range (km): 560000.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -20.,265. E
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view, crater, basin
Instrument: Solid State Imaging CCD Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): .46 x .46
Filter: green
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: P-37327
Other Image ID number: GLL-EM4 SSI
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 89-084B-10A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 89-084B-10C (raw images)
Other ID: N/A

Updated 18 March 2003, DRW.