The Moon - Lunar Orbiter 4

View of crescent Earth and partly illuminated Moon

The Moon
Lunar Orbiter 4 photograph showing a crescent Earth and partly illuminated Moon. The lunar sunset terminator is at 140 E and runs through the large dark-floored crater Tsiolkovsky, about 240 km diameter towards the bottom of the Moon. The part of the Moon visible in this image is the western far side. North is at 1:00. The frame has been turned upside down to give the correct orientation. (Lunar Orbiter 4, frame M-123)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1967-05-19 T 23:27:54
Distance/Range (km): 6151
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +1.13/168.38
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: Global view
Instrument: Medium-resolution Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): N/A
Instrument Field of View (deg): 44.2 x 37.9
Filter: Clear
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 112.05
Phase Angle (deg): 110.63
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 2.04

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: L04-M123
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 66-073Z-01D
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A

lUpdated 20 March 2003, DRW.