The Moon - Lunar Orbiter 3

Global view of Tsiolkovsky crater on the SW far side of the Moon.

The Moon
Lunar Orbiter 3 view of Tsiolkovsky crater and the southern zone of the western far side of the Moon. The approximately 240 km crater at the upper center of the image is located at 20 S, 130 E and exhibits a flat, dark infilled floor and prominent central peak. The circular feature at the very bottom of the image is Planck crater, at 55 S, 130 E. This image is upside down from the original so that North is up. A high resolution view of the crater is shown in L03-121-H1. (Lunar Orbiter 3, frame M-121)
Larger image: 375K

High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1967-02-19 T 19:22
Distance/Range (km): 1500
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -24.15/126.59
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater, global view
Instrument: Medium-resolution Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): N/A
Instrument Field of View (deg): 44.2 x 37.9
Filter: Clear
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 70.43
Phase Angle (deg): 70.19
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 23.98

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: L03-M121
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 66-073Z-01D
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