Earth - Apollo 13

Two-thirds illuminated Earth showing the Pacific Ocean and North America

Apollo 13 image taken as it returned to Earth on 14 April 1970 immediately after rounding the Moon. The Baja Peninsula and northern Mexico are visible, as is the Southwestern United States. Most of the rest of North America is covered by clouds. Apollo 13 splashed down safely in the Pacific 3 days after this picture was taken. The Earth is 12,740 km in diameter and north is at 12:30. (Apollo 13, AS13-60-8588)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1970-04-14
Distance/Range (km): 350000.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +40.,090.
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view, clouds, water
Instrument: Hasselblad Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): Film Type - 70 mm
Instrument Field of View (deg): N/A
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: AS13-60-8588
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 70-029A-01B
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