Apollo 10 View Across Apollo Landing Site 3 in the Central Bay

Moon's surface. At the bottom of the image, a sharply defined, round crater with darkly shadowed floor. At the top edge, mountain ridges cast deep shadows away from the camera.
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CreditNASA/JSC
Historical DateMay 18, 1969
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Apollo 10 westward view across Apollo Landing Site 3 in the Central Bay. Apollo Landing Site 3 is in the middle distance at the left margin of the pronounced ridge in the left half of the photograph. Bruce, the prominent crater near the bottom of the scene, is about 6 kilometers (3.7 statute miles) in diameter. Topographic features on the surface of the Central Bay are accentuated by the low sun angle. Sun angles range from near 6 degrees at the bottom of the photograph to less than one degree at the top.