Earth's Moon - Galileo

Crescent Moon from 400,000 km

Earth's Moon
Galileo green filter image of the crescent Moon taken from roughly 400,000 km as the spacecraft neared closest approach of its first Earth flyby. Mare Imbrium is visible at the upper part of the crescent, the 100 km diameter crater Copernicus in the central part, and cratered lunar highlands below. The moon is 3,476 km in diameter and north is up. (Galileo, P-37298)
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High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1990-12-08 T 13:00
Distance/Range (km): 400000.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view, crater, crescent
Instrument: Solid State Imaging CCD Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): .46 x .46
Filter: green
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: P-37298
Other Image ID number: GLL/EM2 SSI
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 89-084B-10A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 89-084B-10C (raw image)
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