The Moon as Seen from Apollo 13
May 5, 2003
This oblique view of the lunar farside was photographed from the Apollo 13 spacecraft as it passed around the Moon on its hazardous journey homeward. This view is looking East. The large crater in the center at the horizon is International Astronomical Union (IAU) crater no. 221. The next larger crater just south of IAU no. 221 is IAU 220. This area of the Moon is loacted southeast of Mare Moscoviense. IAU 221 is located at 164 degrees east longitude and 10 degrees north latitude.
Topics: International Astronomical Union, Environment, Clerke, Mare Moscoviense, Apollo, Disaster Accident, Kuiper