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
Sea Of Tranquility Before Apollo 11 Touchdown

This picture was taken from the Apollo 11 LM window during the descent to the lunar surface shortly before landing. It shows the area of the Moon near the touchdown point in the Sea of Tranquility. Landing occurred on July 20 at 20:18 UT (4:18 p.m. EDT) at 00.57 S, 23.49 E. The view is to the north. (Apollo 11, AS11-37-5458)

Last Update: 2004-Nov-27