Earth's Moon - Apollo 11

Sea of Tranquility on the Moon before Apollo 11 touchdown

Earth's Moon
This picture was taken from the Apollo 11 LM window during the descent to the lunar surface shortly before landing. It shows the area of the Moon near the touchdown point in the Sea of Tranquility. Landing occurred on July 20 at 20:18 UT (4:18 p.m. EDT) at 00.57 S, 23.49 E. The view is to the north. (Apollo 11, AS11-37-5458)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1969-07-20 T 04:15
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: surface image, 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: AS11-37-5458
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