Earth - Apollo 16

Oblique view of North America

Apollo 16 hand-held Hasselblad photograph of North America on Earth. This northeasterly looking view was taken on 16 April 1972 shortly after translunar injection. Mexico and the Baja peninsula can be seen at lower center. Above that much of the Rocky Mountains are visible. Lake Michigan and Lake Superior can be identified towards the top, parts of Central America at lower right and the Bahama Banks at upper right. For scale, the Baja peninsula is about 1200 km long. (Apollo 16, AS16-118-18873)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1972-04-16
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +35.,105.
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: 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: AS16-118-18873
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 72-031A-01F
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