Earth's Moon - Apollo 11

Southwestern Mare Tranquilitatis on the Moon

Earth's Moon
This west-looking image of the landing site in the southwestern Sea of Tranquility (Mare Tranquilitatis) was taken from the lunar module one orbit before descent, while still docked to the command module. The Tranquility base site is near the shadow line, just to the right of center. The large crater at the lower right is the 23 km diameter Maskelyne, centered at 2.2 N, 30.1 E. The large black object in the lower left is not a shadow but a LM thruster in the camera field of view. (Apollo 11, AS11-37-5437)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1969-07-20 T 04:00
Distance/Range (km): 125.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -00.57,023.49 E
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater, mare
Instrument: Hasselblad Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): Film Type - 50 168
Instrument Field of View (deg): 60 mm Focal Length
Filter: None
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: AS11-H-37-5437
Other Image ID number:
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 69-059A-01A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Dr. David R. Williams,

Last updated: 24 September 2015