The Moon - Lunar Orbiter 4

Mare Orientale basin on the Moon

The Moon
Lunar Orbiter 4 image of the Mare Orientale basin on the Moon. The basin forms a giant "bulls-eye" on the western limb of the Moon. Three distinct circular rings can be seen. The outer most is the Cordillera Mountain scarp, almost 900 km in diameter. The basin was formed by a giant impact early in the Moon's history. The north pole is towards the top. (Lunar Orbiter 4 , frame M-187)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1967-05-25 T 05:33:34
Distance/Range (km): 2723
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -14.97/270.94
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: basin, 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): 76.06
Phase Angle (deg): 76.66
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 1.20

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: L04-M187
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
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Updated 20 March 2003, DRW.