Earth's Moon - Apollo 12

Surveyor 3 and Apollo 12 lunar module on the Moon

Earth's Moon
This image shows the Surveyor 3 spacecraft, which landed on 20 April 1967, and in the background the Apollo 12 lunar module. The lunar module landed about 180 meters from Surveyor, and on the second moonwalk EVA on 20 November astronauts Conrad and Bean visited the craft, took pictures and removed some parts for return to Earth. The sample scoop on a pantograph arm projects to the right, the cylinder just to the right of the center mast is the camera, and the solar panels are at the top of the mast. This northwest looking photo was taken by Alan Bean. The Surveyor 3 spacecraft is about 3 meters from the ground to the highest point on the solar panels. (Apollo 12, AS12-H-48-7100)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1969-11-20 T 08:15
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, spacecraft
Instrument: Hasselblad Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): Film Type - SO 164
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-48-7100
Other Image ID number:
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 69-099A-01D
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