Earth's Moon - Ranger 7

Guericke crater from 1335 km

Earth's Moon
Ranger 7 B-camera image of Guericke crater (11.5 S, 14.1 W, diameter 63 km) taken from a distance of 1335 km. The dark flat floor of Mare Nubium dominates most of the image, which was taken 8.5 minutes before Ranger 7 impacted the Moon on 31 July 1964. The frame is about 230 km across and north is at 12:30. The impact site is off the frame to the left. (Ranger 7, B100)
Larger image: 491K

High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1964-07-31 T 13:17:12
Distance/Range (km): 1335.44
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -12.60, 013.79 W
Orbit(s): Impact - Hard Landing

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater, mare
Instrument: Vidicon Camera B
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 1150 x 1150
Instrument Field of View (deg): 8.4
Filter: None
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): 34.0
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 43.1

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: Ranger 7 B100
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 64-041A-01A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID:


[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