Lunar Surface After Liftoff
May 6, 2003
An oblique view of a portion of the lunar nearside located near the northeast edge of Ocean of Storms (Oceanus Procellarum), photographed from the Apollo 15 spacecraft in lunar orbit, showing the bright apearing crater Aristarchus on the left, the Crater Merodotus on the right, and Schroter's Valley at lower right. This view is looking southward. The head of Schroter's Valley, a sinuous rille in the Aristarchus Plateau, is called Cobra Head. The coordinates of the center of Aristarchus crater are 47.5 degrees west longitude and 23.6 degrees north latitude.
Topics: Environment, Oceanus Procellarum, Aristarchus, Toscanelli, Vaisala, Vallis Schröteri, Rille, Luna programme, Lunar science, Moon