The far side of the Moon, Lunar Orbiter 5, August 1967

The far side of the Moon, Lunar Orbiter 5, August 1967

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Vintage gelatin silver print, 20.2 x 25.4 cm

[NASA 67-H-1103], caption on verso

One of the first wide angle views of the Moon's hidden side photographed by Lunar Orbiter V. This picture was made on August 6 and transmitted to NASA's Coldstone, California tracking station August 7. The lighted portion represents about one-fourth of the hidden side. The terminator or dividing line between sunlight and darkness lies in the region of 105 west longitude. Features on the surface as small as 1,500 feet across can be distinguished in the photograph. The picture is wide angle frame 6 of the Lunar Orbiter V series. Viewed with the edge data at the left, North is at the top.

About Lunar Orbiter V here

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