The Moon - Lunar Orbiter 4

Global view of the Moon, showing the eastern limb area of the southern hemisphere

The Moon
Lunar Orbiter 4 global image showing the Moon's southern hemisphere near the eastern limb. The dark area at top center is Mare Smythii. Below this and to the left is the 200 km diameter Humboldt crater. The dark crater at the middle right edge is Tsiolkovsky at 20S, 130 E. Schrodinger crater at 75 S, 135 E, is the large crater at the bottom, with the Vallis Schrodinger extending upward. The south pole is just to the left of Schrodinger. (Lunar Orbiter 4, frame M-9)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1967-05-11 T 16:26:38
Distance/Range (km): 2997
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -41.79/096.20
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: Global view, crater, mare
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): 65.23
Phase Angle (deg): 76.22
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 11.63

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: L04-M9
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