Earth's Moon - Apollo 11

Full Moon as seen from Apollo 11

Earth's Moon
This photograph of the full Moon was taken from Apollo 11 during its trip back to Earth from a distance of roughly 18,000 km. The picture is centered at approximately 5 N, 55 E, the round smooth area just above the center of the disk is Mare Crisium, left of that is Mare Tranquilitatis. The Apollo 11 landing site is along the left side of Tranquilitatis. The Moon is about 3480 km in diameter and north is at roughly 11:30. (Apollo 11, AS11-44-6667)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1969-07-22
Distance/Range (km): 18,000.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): 05,055 E
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view, mare, 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: AS11-44-6667
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