Earth's Moon - Apollo 12

Apollo 12 farewell view of the Moon

Earth's Moon
After Apollo 12 left lunar orbit this image of the Moon was taken from the command module. The Moon is shown from approximately 25 to 110 degrees east longitude. At the left edge of the globe Mare Tranquillitatis. The dark spot near the top is Mare Crisium and the dark patches near the terminator at right are Mare Marginus and Mare Smythii. North is at about 1:30, the Moon is 3475 km in diameter. (Apollo 12, AS12-H-55-8221)
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High resolution jpg file (2.2M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1969-11-24
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -05., 80. E
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view, crater
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-55-8221
Other Image ID number: N/A
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