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I already posted this elsewhere, but thought I may as well enter it here, so sorry for the double posting. The image was capture a few minutes (+exactly 50 years) after Neil Armstrong fisrt stepped onto the lunar surface.

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The 3 craters (annotated) commemorating the Apollo 11 crew are well seen and I've also marked as accurately as I could the actual location of the landing site. As indication for the scale of the image, Armstrong crater has a diameter of approx 5km (3 miles), with Collins and Aldrin both at approx 3km (2 miles). The large crater (Delambre) in the bottom left corner has a diameter of just over 50km (32 miles), from which I deduce that the image is approximately 300km square covering an area close to 100,000 sq. km, or approximately 38,000 sq. miles. So no, I didn't capture an image of that first footprint.....😜

Cheers, Geof

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