Earth's Moon - Ranger 8

Ritter and Sabine craters on the Moon

Earth's Moon
Ranger 8 image of the Moon from 302 km. The image was taken on 20 February 1965 and 9:55 UT, two and a half minutes before the spacecraft impacted on the lunar surface. The two large craters at upper center are Ritter (above left) and Sabine, each about 30 km in diameter. The Apollo 11 landing site is just off the right edge of the image at about 4:00. The image is about 130 km across and north is up. (Ranger 8, A030)
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High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1965-02-20 T 09:55:01
Distance/Range (km): 302.39
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +01.22, 019.51 E
Orbit(s): Impact - Hard Landing

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater
Instrument: Vidicon Camera A
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 1150 x 1150
Instrument Field of View (deg): 25.
Filter: None
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 70.0
Phase Angle (deg): 47.3
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 23.5

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: Ranger 8 A030
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 65-010A-01A
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