Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

Videos by the LROC Team, From our Lunar Image Mosaics


LROC WAC 643nm Moon Rotation

Aristarchus Central Peak

lroc.sese.asu.edu LROC NAC image taken at 2010-03-06 14:02:24.346 UTC. The video features high definition flyover of the central peak of Aristarchus crater, near a Constellation region of interest. Download Original

Tsiolkovskiy HD v1

Tsiolkovskiy HD v2

Apollo 14 Landing Site v1

First Look: Apollo 12 in the Ocean of Storms

LROC WAC Global Mosaic and DTM

The WAC 100 m/pixel global mosaic is comprised of over 15,000 images acquired between November 2009 and February 2011. The WAC 100 m/pixel global DTM was derived from over 44,000 WAC stereo models from primary phase. The highest elevation (white) is 10,760 meters, and the lowest elevation (purple) is -9150 meters. Visit our website for the full resolution video and images. Download Original

Linne Crater

This flyover was generated from 3D model of Linne Crater with the image draped on top. The 3D model uses the DTM derived from LROC NAC stereo images. Download Original

Tycho Central Peak

On 10 June 2011 the LRO spacecraft slewed 65 degrees to the west, allowing the LROC NACs to capture this dramatic sunrise view of Tycho crater. Download Original

LROC Explores Apollo 11

On November 5, 2011 the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) acquired a high resolution image of the Apollo 11 landing site. Download Original

LROC Explores Apollo 12

On August 19, 2011 the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) acquired a high resolution image of the Apollo 12 landing site. More information about this image and other LROC images can be found at http://lroc.sese.asu.edu. Download Original

LROC Explores Apollo 14

On August 18, 2011 the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) acquired a high resolution image of the Apollo 14 landing site. More information about this image and other LROC images can be found at http://lroc.sese.asu.edu. Download Original

LROC Explores Apollo 15

LROC Explores Apollo 16

On November 6, 2011 the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) acquired a high resolution image of the Apollo 16 landing site. More information about this image and other LROC images can be found at http://lroc.sese.asu.edu. Download Original

LROC Explores Apollo 17

On August 14, 2011 the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) acquired a high resolution image of the Apollo 17 landing site. More information about this image and other LROC images can be found at http://lroc.sese.asu.edu. Download Original

LROC Explores the West Wall of Aristarchus Crater

LROC Revisits the Interior of Tycho Crater

On 15 January 2012 the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter slewed 64.5 degrees to the east to capture this astonishing view of the floor and central peak of Tycho crater. In June of 2011, LRO captured a view looking to the west. Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=361YcacQZjg More amazing LROC images can be found at http://lroc.sese.asu.edu. Download Original

Barnstorming Giordano Bruno Crater

Giordano Bruno is a 22 km lunar impact crater on the far side of the Moon. The Narrow Angle Camera (NAC) on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter acquired a sequence of images, which were used to create this seamless mosaic. The mosaic was then overlaid on a digital elevation model (DEM) that was derived from NAC stereo observations. This allows us to create virtual perspective views of the crater wall. Download Original

A Day at the Apollo 12 Landing Site

The most common questions to the LROC team before launch concerned what will we see at the Apollo sites? Will we see the Lunar Module descent stage and rovers? What about rover tracks, the American flags? As we now know the LROC NAC images clearly show all of the above items. From the LROC images it is now certain that the American flags are still standing and casting shadows at all the sites, except for Tranquility Base, the Apollo 11 landing site. The best way to see that the US flags are still there is to view a time series of LROC images taken at different times of day and watch the shadow circle the flag. This time lapse video shows just such a sequence of images highlighting the movement of the flag's shadow at the Apollo 12 landing site. Download Original

A Year Over the Moon's South Pole

LRO's 50 km orbit enables images of the south pole to be acquired every ~2 hours. This video is comprised of over 3,500 WAC images taken over a year (2/16/10 to 2/16/11). Download Original