Earth's Moon - Ranger 7

Floor of Mare Nubium on the Moon from 15 km

Earth's Moon
Ranger 7 camera-B image taken 5 seconds before impact on 31 July 1964. The image was taken from a distance of 14.71 km and shows the floor of Mare Nubium. The frame is about 2.8 km across and shows features as small as approximately 5 meters. The impact site is off this image to the upper left. (Ranger 7, B200)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1964-07-31 T 13:25:43.75
Distance/Range (km): 14.71
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -10.66, 020.57 W
Orbit(s): Impact - Hard Landing

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater, mare
Instrument: Vidicon Camera B
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 1150 x 1150
Instrument Field of View (deg): 8.4
Filter: None
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 67.6
Phase Angle (deg): 34.1
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 36.1

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: Ranger 7
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 64-041A-01A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A

Updated 23 April 2003, DRW.