The Western Far Side Region: Earth-rise, Tsiolkovskiy, Gagarin, and the Mendeleev Basin

  • Charles J. Byrne

This region is west of the center of the far side, if you are looking toward Earth (as the Apollo astronauts were) but of course it is out of sight beyond the East Limb if you are on Earth looking toward the Moon. The region is the most heavily photographed part of the far side because it was sunlit when the Lunar Orbiters and the Apollo Command Modules passed over it in their near-equatorial orbits.


Lunar Orbiter East Longitude Large Crater Side Region Eastern Limb 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles J. Byrne
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  1. 1.Image AgainMiddletownUSA

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