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SMART-1 view of Apollo 11 landing site

Date: 20 July 2009
Satellite: SMART-1
Copyright: ESA/SMART-1/Space-X (Space Exploration Institute)

This lunar map is a mosaic of images taken by the Advanced Moon Imaging Experiment (AMIE) on board ESA's SMART-1 spacecraft. The image shows the landing site of Apollo 11 and three prominent craters in the vicinity which have been named in honour of the astronauts on board the first mission to land humans on the Moon.

Image Details 

Source image orbit numbers

92, 93, 1752, 1882, 1885, 1888 and 2086

Source image resolution

125 -127 metres per pixel

Map coverage

22 -26 degrees East longitude
0 – 3 degrees North latitude

Apollo 11 landing site

23.47297 degrees East longitude
0.67408 degrees North latitude

Note that the images were acquired during different orbits and therefore at different lunar times with varying lighting conditions. This is particularly noticeable in the shadows that are cast: in the images that make up the top left of the map, the shadows fall to the right, whereas the shadows in the images making up the bottom of the map, fall to the left.

Last Update: 04 November 2009
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