Earth's Moon - Apollo 12

Humboldt crater on the Moon

Earth's Moon
This photograph was taken from Apollo 12 in orbit about the Moon. The view is looking to the southeast into the 189 km diameter Humboldt crater located at 27 S, 81 E. The central peaks of the crater can be seen at the middle of the frame. They are bright white because of the high Sun angle. Arcuate and linear features and small craters can be seen in the floor of Humboldt. On the horizon is the 122 km diameter Abel crater. (Apollo 12, AS12-H-50-7416)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1969-11-21
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -27., 81 E
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater
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-50-7416
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: Ed Grayzeck,

Last updated: 24 September 2015