Two large craters on the moon
Image Credit: NASA
Published: July 9, 2018
Historical Date: February 20, 1965

Ranger 8 image of the Moon from 302 km. The image was taken on 20 February 1965 and 9:55 UT, two and a half minutes before the spacecraft impacted on the lunar surface. The two large craters at upper center are Ritter (above left) and Sabine, each about 30 km in diameter. The Apollo 11 landing site is just off the right edge of the image at about 4:00. The image is about 130 km across and north is up. (Ranger 8, A030)


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