Earth's Moon - Apollo 12

Surveyor 3 on the Moon

Earth's Moon
Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean took this picture of the Surveyor 3 spacecraft on the second moonwalk EVA on 20 November 1969. Surveyor 3 landed on the Moon inside the edge of a small crater on 20 April 1967 where it took pictures and transmitted them back to Earth and performed soil mechanics experiments. The arm of the soil mechanics sampler is seen extended out to the right. The panels on top of the center mast are the solar arrays. The camera is the white cylinder just to the right of the mast. The arm extending upward to the left is the omnidirectional antenna. The spacecraft is just over 3 meters high. This view is looking to the north. (Apollo 12, AS12-H-48-7121)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1969-11-20 T 08:22
Distance/Range (km): 0.005
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-48-7121
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: Dr. David R. Williams,

Last updated: 24 September 2015