NASA Photo ID: AS08-17-2814        File Name: 10074979.jpg
Film Type: 70mm BW                 Date Taken: 12/24/68
Title: Oblique view of the lunar surface taken from Apollo 8 spacecraft
Description:
This oblique view of the lunar surface taken from the Apollo 8 spacecraft 
looking westward across the Sea of Fertility into the Sea of Tranquility 
shows the terrain the astronauts will see as they approach Apollo Landing 
Site East 2. The landing site is at the horizon about one-third of the 
distance from the left to the right photograph margin. The prominent crater 
in the highlands near the center of the picture is Secchi, about 25 
kilometers (15 statute miles) in diameter.               

Subject terms:
APOLLO 8                                
APOLLO PROJECT                          
LUNAR EXPLORATION                       
LUNAR LANDING SITES                     
LUNAR SOIL                              
LUNAR SURFACE                           
MOON                                    
ONBOARD ACTIVITIES                      
PHOTOGRAPHY                             

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