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Wirephoto Released by NASA Showing Lunar Orbiter V Image of Earth

This image (LO_V-5030) of Earth was taken on 8 August 1967 at 09:05:11 GMT by the Lunar Orbiter V spacecraft in orbit around the Moon at an altitude of 5,872.85 km. This image has been described as being the first image ever taken of a "full Earth" from space. This is one of the photos issued by NASA Public Affairs.

Apollo Landing Site Ellipse II-P-6

Ellipse II-P-6, located in western Mare Tranquillitatis. The center coordinates for the ellipse are 00 degrees 45 minutes north longitude and 23 degrees 37 minutes east latitude. It was the sixth primary site photographed by Lunar Orbiter II. Surveyor V landed approximately 26 kilometers to the north-northwest from the center of the ellipse.

Apollo Landing Site Ellipse II-P-2

Photograph of surface of moon showing eastern Mare Tranquillitatis Description: Ellipse II-P-2, located in eastern Mare Tranquillitatis. The center coordinates for the ellipse are 2 degress 40 minutes north longitude and 34 degrees 00 minutes east latitude. It was the second primary site photographed by Lunar Orbiter II. It is the eastern most of the Set C Mission I sites.

Apollo Landing Site Ellipse II-P-11

Ellipse II-P-11, located in Oceanus Procellarum. The center coordinates for the ellipse are 3 degrees 30 minutes south longitude and 36 degrees 25 minutes west latitude. It was the eleventh primary site photographed by Lunar Orbiter II. It is the southern most of the Set C Mission I sites.

Apollo Landing Site Ellipse II-P-13

Ellipse II-P-13, located in Oceanus Procellarum. The center coordinates for the ellipse are 1 degree 40 minutes north longitude and 41 degrees 40 minutes west latitude. It was the thirteenth and last primary site photographed by Lunar Orbiter II. It is the western most of the Set C Mission I sites.

Apollo Landing Site Ellipse II-P-8

Ellipse II-P-8, located in Sinus Medii near the center of the moon. The center coordinates for the ellipse are 0 degrees 25 minutes north longitude and 1 degree 20 minutes west latitude. It was the eighth primary site photographed by Lunar Orbiter II. Surveyor VI landed approximately five kilometers to the northwest from the center of the ellipse.

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