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Apollo 8 view across Tsiolkovsky crater

Apollo 8 view across Tsiolkovsky crater

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Apollo 8 view across Tsiolkovsky crater
An oblique view from the Apollo 8 spacecraft looking eastward across the lunar farside. The crater Tsiolkovsky in the center of the picture is 150 kilometers wide and is located at 129 degrees east longitude and 21 degrees south latitude. Its dark floor is one of the few large areas of mare basalt on the lunar farside.

An oblique view from the Apollo 8 spacecraft looking eastward across the lunar surface from about 115 degrees east longitude to the horizon near 180 degrees east longitude. The crater Tsiolkovsky in the center of the picture is 150 kilometers wide and is located at 129 degrees east longitude and 21 degrees south latitude.

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Original image data dated on or about December 24, 1968

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