Earth's Moon - Apollo 11

Apollo 11 Command Module over the Moon after separation

Earth's Moon
This photograph of the Apollo 11 Command Module (CM) was taken from the Lunar Module (LM) after separation, just before the LM's historic ascent to the Moon. The lunar surface below is in the north central Sea of Fertility, centered at 51 degree east longitude, 1 degree north latitude. The surface is approximately 125 km below the two spacecraft. The CM is 3.9 meters in diameter. Armstrong and Aldrin are aboard the LM, Collins aboard the CM. (Apollo 11, AS11-37-5445)
Full resolution size: 377K

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1969-07-20 T 06:00
Distance/Range (km): 0.02
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): 01,51 E
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: spacecraft, crater
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: AS11-37-5445
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: Ed Grayzeck,

Last updated: 24 September 2015