Have you seen
panorama from another world lately?
Assembled from high-resolution scans
of the original film
frames, this one sweeps across the magnificent desolation of the
Apollo 11 landing site
on the Moon's Sea
Neil Armstrong looking out his window of
the Eagle Lunar Module, the frame at the far left
(AS11-37-5449) is the
first picture taken by a person on another world.
Toward the south, thruster nozzles can be seen in the
foreground on the left, while
at the right, the shadow of the Eagle is visible toward
For scale, the large, shallow crater on the right
has a diameter of about 12 meters.
Frames taken from the Lunar Module windows about an
hour and a half after landing, before
walking on the lunar surface,
were intended to initially document the landing site in case
an early departure was necessary.
- Panorama by Syd Buxton