Earth - Apollo 12

Pacific Ocean and Mexico from Apollo 12

This photograph was taken from Apollo 12 after leaving Earth orbit for its trip to the Moon. Mexico and Baja can be seen at upper left and the Yucatan and Central America are visible at the upper center of the image. The lower part of the image shows the Pacific Ocean. The black rectangular object above the clouds left of center is one of the four panels that protect the lunar module that were jettisoned at separation of the SIVB stage. (Apollo 12, AS12-H-50-7326)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1969-11-14
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): 25., 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-50-7326
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