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
Southwestern Mare Tranquilitatis

This west-looking image of the landing site in the southwestern Sea of Tranquility (Mare Tranquilitatis) was taken from the lunar module one orbit before descent, while still docked to the command module. The Tranquility base site is near the shadow line, just to the right of center. The large crater at the lower right is the 23 km diameter Maskelyne, centered at 2.2 N, 30.1 E. The large black object in the lower left is not a shadow but a LM thruster in the camera field of view. (Apollo 11, AS11-37-5437)

Last Update: 2004-Nov-27