Earth's Moon - Apollo 12

Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean sets foot on the Moon

Earth's Moon
Apollo 12 lunar module pilot Alan Bean steps from the ladder of the lunar module (LM) onto the Moon's surface, becoming the 4th person to set foot on the Moon. The LM had landed at 06:54:35 UT (1:54:35 a.m. EST) and commander Charles "Pete" Conrad, who took this picture, had stepped out on the Moon at 11:32:35 (6:32:35 a.m. EST). Bean is shown here about 30 minutes later. This was the first of two moonwalks for the Apollo 12 astronauts. The image is looking southeast. (Apollo 12, AS12-H-46-6729)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1969-11-19 T 12:01
Distance/Range (km): 0.01
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -3.01, 23.42
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: surface image, astronaut
Instrument: Hasselblad Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): Film Type - SO 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: AS12-H-46-6729
Other Image ID number:
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 69-099A-01C
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