Earth's Moon - Apollo 15

Southeastern Mare Imbrium on the Moon

Earth's Moon
Apollo 15 metric camera image of Southeastern Mare Imbrium. The 33 km diameter Timocharis crater, centered at 26.7 N, 13.1 W, is partly visible at upper left. Note the old fractured terrain at the right and smoother textured and ridged mare terrain at center. The craters Feuillee and Beer are at the top of the image, and just below at right of Beer a small crater chain can be seen. A sinuous rille is also marginally visible at bottom center of the image, running up to middle of the frame. The image is about 115 km across and north is up. (Apollo 15, AS15-0424)
Full resolution size: 461K

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1971-08
Distance/Range (km): 282.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +25.5,350. E
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: craters, lava flow, plains, ridge
Instrument: Metric Mapping Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): Film Type - 3400
Instrument Field of View (deg): 76.2 mm Focal Length
Filter: None
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 88.
Phase Angle (deg): 88.
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 0.

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: AS15-0424
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 71-063A-03A
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