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   Photo ID:

   AS15-98-13311   


   Program:

   Apollo   


   Mission:

   Apollo XV


   Date Taken:

   1971-07-31


   Film Type:

   70mm BW

Title:
Solar corona photographed from Apollo 15 one minute prior to sunrise
Description:
The solar corona, as photographed from Apollo 15 about one minute prior to sunrise on July 31, 1971, is seen just beyond the lunar horizon. The bright object on the opposite side of the frame is the planet Mercury. The bright star near the frame center is Regulus, and the lesser stars form the head of the constellation Leo. Mercury is approximately 28 degrees from the center of the sun. The solar coronal streamers, therefore, appear to extend about eight degrees from the sun's center.
Subject Terms:
APOLLO 15 FLIGHT APOLLO PROJECT CORONAS MERCURY (PLANET) PHOTOGRAPHS STARS SUN SUNRISE
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