Earth's Moon - Apollo 11

East Crater at the Apollo 11 landing site on the Moon

Earth's Moon
This is a photograph taken by Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong looking into East Crater, about 60 meters away from the lunar module. He estimated the crater was about 20 to 25 meters in diameter and 4 1/2 to 6 meters deep. The crater wall in the background is in deep shadow. The object at lower left is the stereo close-up camera. The view is roughly towards the northeast. (Apollo 11, AS11-40-5954)
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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: AS11-40-5954
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