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Apollo 8
View of lunar surface taken from Apollo 8 spacecraft

View of the lunar surface as photographed from the Apollo 8 spacecraft. Zero-phase bright spot. With near vertical sun illumination, topographical detail is washed out and differences in surface brightness are acentuated. the numerous small bright-halo craters become conspicuous. A few larger craters have extremely bright inner walls that are commonly streaked by darker material. The bright glow near the conspicuous bright-walled crater is a halo that surrounds the position of the spacecraft shadow.

Catalog Date: 24 December 1968
Film Type: 70mm BW
NASA image: AS08-12-2148

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