This is the Web Edition of "A Trip Into Space", a Coimbra-based electronic book on space science. Both the texts and the photos are by courtesy of National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

The Moon
Crescent The Moon From 400,000 Km

Galileo green filter image of the crescent Moon taken from roughly 400,000 km as the spacecraft neared closest approach of its first Earth flyby. Mare Imbrium is visible at the upper part of the crescent, the 100 km diameter crater Copernicus in the central part, and cratered lunar highlands below. The moon is 3,476 km in diameter and north is up. (Galileo, P-37298)

Last Update: 2004-Nov-27