Surface of the Moon from Apollo 11
April 28, 2003
An Apollo 11 oblique view of the large crater Theophilus located at the northwest edge of the Sea of Nectar on the lunar nearside. Theophilus is about 60 statute miles in diameter. the smooth area is Mare Nectaris. The smaller crater Madler, about 14 statute miles in diameter, is located to the east of Theophilus. Visible in the background are the large crater Fracastorius and the smaller crater Beaumont. The coordinates of the center of this photograph are 29 degrees east longitude and 11 degrees south latitude.
Topics: Theophilus, Mare Nectaris, Beaumont, Sea of Nectar, Environment, Fracastorius, Mädler, Lunar craters, Apollo, Rosse