Earth's Moon - Apollo 15

Oblique view of Tsiolkovsky crater on the Moon

Earth's Moon
Oblique image of the 185 km diameter Tsiolkovsky crater, centered at 21.2 S, 128.9 E on the far side of the Moon. Note the complex central peak and the smooth lava-flooded floor. Outside the crater at the bottom of the image is a substantial ejecta blanket. The image was taken by the Apollo 15 metric camera from a distance of 282 km. North is at 3:00. (Apollo 15, AS15-0757)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1971-08
Distance/Range (km): 282.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -20.,132. E
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: craters, central peak, ejecta
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): 63.
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 25.

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: AS15-0757
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