Earth's Moon - Ranger 7

Four views of the same area of Mare Nubium on the Moon from 250 km

Earth's Moon
Four Ranger 7 P-camera images showing part of the floor of Mare Nubium near the impact site. The images are ordered by camera (clockwise from upper left) P3, P4, P2, P1. The images were taken from 250 km about 90 seconds before impact P3 and P4 overlap over most of the image, each one is about 15 km across. Image P1 overlaps the lower left corner of P4, and the bottom of P2 overlaps the top of P1. Frames P1 and P2 are about 5.5 km across. North is at 12:30. (Ranger 7, P100)
Larger image: 421K

High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1964-07-31 T 13:24:15
Distance/Range (km): 250
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -11., 020. W
Orbit(s): Impact - Hard Landing

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater, mare
Instrument: Vidicon Camera P
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 300 x 300
Instrument Field of View (deg): 2.1 (P1, P2) 6.3 (P3, P4)
Filter: None
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 68.2
Phase Angle (deg): 39.1
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 32.1

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: Ranger 7 P100
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