Earth - Apollo 12

Apollo 12 image of clouds over the central U.S.

This image was taken from the Apollo 12 command module shortly after it left Earth orbit for its trip to the Moon. Lake Michigan is at upper left, the Red River in Texas is near the center of the image, and the Yucatan Peninsula is at lower right. The band of clouds is probably part of a frontal system in the Gulf of Mexico. The image is centered roughly at 35 N, 90 W and north is at 11:00. (Apollo 12, AS12-H-50-7325)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1969-11-14
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): 30., 90.
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: clouds, water
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-50-7325
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