Earth's Moon - Apollo 11

Tranquility Base on the Moon before departure of Apollo 11

Earth's Moon
This image shows an area of Tranquility Base taken from the Apollo 11 lunar module at the end of the astronaut's 2 1/2 hour moonwalk. The U.S. flag and the lunar television surface camera in the background are visible. Footprints cover most of the area. A lunar module thruster blocks part of this view, looking roughly northwest. The astronauts took off from the Moon at 17:54 UT (1:54 p.m. EDT) on 21 July 1969. (Apollo 11, AS11-37-5545)
Full resolution size: 310K

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1969-07-21
Distance/Range (km): 0.02
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -00.57,023.49 E
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: surface image
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: AS11-37-5545
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