Earth's Moon - Galileo

Color composite of the Moon from 560,000 km

Earth's Moon
Galileo color image of the Moon showing the western hemisphere and Orientale Basin. The Orientale Basin is just left of the center of the image, at 20 S, 265 E, and has a diameter of about 1000 km. The right side of the image is on the Moon's near side and left on the far side. The dark area at upper right is Oceanus Procellarum, below it is the circular Mare Humorum. The dark region at lower left is the South-Pole-Aitken basin. The image was produced from three exposures, through violet, red, and near-IR filters, from roughly 560,000 km. (Galileo, P-37329)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1990-12-09 T 17:35
Distance/Range (km): 560000.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -17.,275.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: violet, red, near-IR
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-37392
Other Image ID number: GLL-EMG SSI
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 89-084B-10B
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 89-084B-10C (raw images)
Other ID: N/A

Updated 18 March 2003, DRW.