Photograph of possible Apollo 12 lunar landing site in the Sea of Storms
If the Apollo 12 launch is postponed until November 16, 1969, the lunar landing will be made in this area in the Sea of Storms. This site (Site 5) is located at 41 degrees 40 minutes west longitude and 1 degree 40 minutes north latitude. This photograph was taken by Lunar Orbiter III on February 21, 1967, at an altitude of 32 miles (51.8 kilometers) above the moon. This view is looking west with the Sun almost directly behind the spacecraft. These approximates show the landing site as it will look to Apollo astronauts as they approach the site. The actual target site is represented by the ellipse which measure three by five miles. The lines indicate coordinates on the Moon near the target site.
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