Earth's Moon - Ranger 8

Sabine crater in Mare Tranquillitatis on the Moon

Earth's Moon
Ranger 8 image of the Mare Tranquillitatis (Sea of Tranquillity) area of the Moon taken from 511 km about 4 minutes before surface impact. The 30 km diameter Sabine crater is at upper left. Note the two linear features at the center of the frame and rugged region at the bottom. The frame is about 95 km across and north is up. The Apollo 11 landing site is about 30 km to the right of this area. (Ranger 8, B045)
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High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1965-02-20 T 09:53:42
Distance/Range (km): 511.27
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +00.38, 021.03 E
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): 71.5
Phase Angle (deg): 34
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 32.8

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: Ranger 8 B045
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 65-010A-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: Ed Grayzeck,

Last updated: 24 September 2015